Workshop on Rearing Children with Behavioural Challenges

A guide to effectively rearing children with behavioural challenges is what parents will receive when they attend a workshop to be hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, this Thursday, November 21, at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.

The workshop will be held under the theme: Parenting – Embracing the Opportunity and will take place in the Main Conference Room of the Ministry from 9:00 a.m.

A key objective of it is to discuss with parents how children with challenges may be disciplined effectively and in a positive way without having to administer corporal punishment or call them crude names.

Parents will also be shown ways and means of making wise choices in preparing meals and selecting healthy snacks for children with behavioural challenges.

Senior Education Officer (Nursery & Primary), Joy Adamson, will deliver opening remarks, while Social Worker with the Student Support Services Unit, Joann Hall, will address the topic: Leading Lovingly Yet Firmly.

Parents will also be given an insight into Spending Wisely in this Economic Crisis by Social Work Intern, Betty Browne.

Barbados Drug Service Public Lecture

The Barbados Drug Service will be hosting a public lecture on the topic: The Treatment of Eczema and Allergies in Barbados at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Tuesday, November 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Consultant Dermatologist /General Physician, Dr. Suleman Bhamjee, will be the keynote speaker. Persons attending the lecture will have the opportunity to discuss their medicines with pharmacists and receive counselling on drugs used in the treatment of eczema and allergies between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Additionally, bus transportation will be provided after the lecture to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Bus terminals. All are invited.

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