Parenting Convention 2 – Transforming Trajectories Change Our Thinking

26th April 2018

Transforming thinking was the vein of the Parenting Convention held on Sunday, 8 April at the Hyland House School, Tottenham. Several professionals came together to share with parents and carers their experience, knowledge and expertise on helping to change trajectories and thinking.

The convention IMG_0139was held to give confidence and empower parents and 'would-be' parents who sometimes may feel ill-equipped to connect with their children in a society characterised by generational gaps, cultural and lifestyle changes.

Among the speakers at the convention was Mrs Laura Osei. Laura, IMG_0126a headteacher and one who is passionate about Christian Education, brought to the convention a background of long and dedicated service of positively influencing the minds of children. Other speakers included Curtis and Wanitta Powell. Their 40 years' experience between them working with the most marginalised youth in society, from looked-after children to the criminal justice system was an eye-opener to the current realities in our society. Dr Wale Oladipo, a physician in general medicine at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust and elder at the Blessed Hope Seventh-day Adventist church Dartford also shared the importance of parenting focusing on IMG_0144the child's health.

The panel discussion and question and answer section was facilitated by Elita Shantelle Bartholomew Matthew, a talented counsellor and psychotherapist.

The attendees left with practical tools and renewed commitment and dedication to promote good mental health that will impact the whole person.

(Family Ministries Department, South England Conference)

[Nicole Gooden ]

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