GoParents – Who Are We?
GoParents is a community of Parents and carers, who understand who they are, what they want and make deliberate, conscious choices to make a difference in both their lives as well as their children’s. They are the community who understands that parenting is a skill, like any other skills which needs tweaking. We are parents who make an effort to seek out quality information and education to make a difference for their families. Parents who:
- want to be more confident in their parenting skills
- want to feel connected to themselves as well as their families
- connect to like minded parents and carers through the community
- open mind to receive guidance from parenting experts to enhance their skills
Parenting is the most rewarding job in the world. However, more often than not, we are faced with situations where we do not know what to do and sometimes questioning our own parenting skills- as we tend to parent our children in the same way that we were parented (whether we are aware or not), which may sometime cause conflict rather than resolution. This is especially when the community comes from all walks of life, different life styles, beliefs and culture. However there is one thing that remains uniquely the same, and that is we have a strong desire to bring up respectful, successful, balanced and happy children.
The aim of GoParents is to empower parents with practical day to day parenting skills; to instill positive values, healthy belief systems as well as solid guidance for their children. GoParents acts through webinars as well as teleseminars
How do we do it?
We will be sourcing and interviewing parenting experts in their respective fields. There are two ways we carry out our interviews:
About Our Parenting Experts
All our parenting experts are highly skilled and are experts in their fields. They may be a personal coach, business consultant or practicing professionals.
What’s involved in the Interview/seminar sessions?
There will be a specific topic during each interview Topics such as:
- Empowered Parents
- Concious Parenting
- Motivational strategies for students
- Health and Well Being of Families
We may use slides during the session. At the end of each presentation, there will be a Q & A session, where parents and carers will be able to ask the speaker questions live. Parents and carers are also able to send in their questions to the speaker prior to the session. Age Specific: Generally the topics we choose will be suitable for parents with children of all ages. We may also have topics suitable for a specific group, such as ‘How to Stay Calm during the months leading up to HSC’ or ‘exam techniques’ or’ research skills’ for high school students and university students. Topic selection – We welcome the community to send in their suggestions. We will endeavour to source suitable speakers for the suggested topics.
Why webinars and not live seminars?
Over the past two years, we ran several physical seminars for parents. However, I would like to be able to involve and connect to more parents and carers during the session, and taking advantage of the internet capabilities, I have decided to switch to running webinars instead. This way, the session/s can reach more people, and the best part is we will be recording the session on the spot; and the GoParents community will be able to have access to both the recordings almost within 24 hours. However, we will be able to run physical seminars session, if we have enough interest shown, and subject to speaker availability. GoParents seminar venue is at Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Avenue, Newtown NSW 2042.
How often do we run the interviews?
We aim to run the interview once a month. However we may encounter topics that are time sensitive or we may feel that there may be certain topics that are suitable for parents at a specific time frame; we may run more than one session during the month. This will be communicated with the community through e-mail and social media.
What to expect from the webinars
There will be interviews, content presented by the speaker and Q & A by the audience. Our sessions will always be FUN, INTERACTIVE AND EFFECTIVE! We are very certain that you will learn some new skills by the end of the session.
Will the content be recorded?
Yes, all our interviews will be recorded as downloadable MP3s, plus transcripts for all the interviews. There will also be DVDs and CDs for purchase. All our members will have access to the recordings in the member’s segment; however, for non members; we are extending the invitation to listen in to the live interview only.
How do Parents connect?
This is the age of social media, so we will connect through Facebook. GoParents Facebook is only for the GoParents Community. So you will find like minded parents there to share their parenting tips/experiences with the GoParents Community. Follow us on Twitter
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