Parents will get trained on how to raise healthy and confident children. Methods of establishing and practicing healthy and effective communication skills with children will be taught in the courses intended for parents, parents-to-be, and students of child development program. Izmir University of Economics, Continuous Education Centre (IUECEC) aims to help parents (with children aged 0-18) get expert opinion in order to help and support their children. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin Oruç Ertürk, Director of IUECEC, stated that parents knew how to tend to their children’s physical needs, but did not know much about how to meet their psychological needs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertürk pointed that establishing effective communication with children would help them take more confident steps into future. “We want to help parents raise healthy and confident children. We want to help them establish children appropriate behaviors, establish effective communication skills. We plan to guide them via series of courses to be conducted by expert psychologists, psycho-dramatists, and pedagogues. We will offer an extensive Parenting Academy in Izmir. Balçova Municipality is also supporting these training courses”, said Ertürk.
‘Training on 12 Different Subjects’
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertürk reported that Expert Psychologist Şebnem Türkdalı Temizocak will conduct training on “Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder” on January 9 at 11.00 – 13.00 and on “Behavioral Problems and Coping Techniques” at 14.00 – 16.00 at IUE Conference Hall. Ertürk said that other topics included “Psychological Processes of Career Planning in Terms of Parents”, “Anger Management”, “Divorce and its Effects on Children”, “Exam Anxiety”, “Parenting During Exam Period”, “How to Talk About Sex With Your Kids”, “Coping With Fears and Anxieties of Children”, “Parents Will Be Free of Telling Their Children to Study” “Being a Parent, a Profession You Never Retire From”, and “Coping With Stress”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertürk stated that each session per person would cost 50 TL.