Last November 28, the 2015 Parenting Seminar took place at the NCAP gymnasium. The speaker is Ms. Melissa P. Cruz, a co-head of the Parenting Department of the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) at the Ateneo de Manila University. She holds a graduate certificate in Life Coaching from the Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching from the USA, as well as a Certificate in Family Ministries from CEFAM. She is also the wife of Ptr. Herald Cruz who has also graced our parenting seminar events as guest speaker twice.
Ms. Cruz talked about "Protecting Our Children From Ungodly Norms". With so much competing with us in our children's lives like the media, the influence of ungodly norms could spell disaster for their future. The speaker showed this reality then gave a lecture on how to counter this using Bible principles of parenting as well as techniques from the field of developmental psychology. The talk was both informative and encouraging.
By the end of the event, we can see that the parents and guardians that attended had a renewed zeal to fight for their children against norms that aren't God-glorifying. God is every man's Creator. It's just right that He is the only influence he has.