Parenting Seminar and Teenage Counselling Workshop

Yesterday’s activities went well. Although it started on the rocks at first, but we did fine as we progressed. By lunch time, all’s well and ended well. I just feel happy that so far we have accomplished our tasks and we did great. The speakers may have touched a soul or two, may transform lives and may even be instruments to change. But sadly, I am sure there are others in the group who we can never touch as they were just there for the grade– signed up for attendance and left. That is how some parts of the activity went, but the show must go on. I love the fact that there were really parents who showed concern and love for their children despite the behavior at times. But what kind of parent would not love his or her own child?

Whew.. I feel blessed to be coordinating such an activity. There may be problems and some loopholes, but hey, it was a first, so no biggie! As I said, all’s well in the end.. Parents happy 🙂

If I Could, I Would..

Just feeling the seminar spirit ahead. While sorting out videos to use for tomorrow’s activity, here is one video that has made me shed so much tears for my Lili. When it comes to mother-daughter relationships, family matters and everything else in between, I always fall into tears. Sometimes I just can not contain myself when it comes to my dear Lili. Not that we live a miserable life– oh no no no no.. The thing is, I love her so much I just want everything in her life to be positively smooth and joyous.. I guess all responsible and loving parents agree..

Anyway, listen to the lyrics and tell me if this song by my idol, Barbra Streisand didn’t move you one bit—

Tomorrow, or should I say, later this morning, we shall have our 1st Parenting Seminar and Teenage Counselling Workshop. It is intended to help our Grade 9 students cope with the stresses and challenges of their teenage life, vis a vis their home life which may be filled with conflicts and other hindrances to a happy teenage life, both in school and at home.