On May 12th, PCA Parents Committee hosted a parent breakfast seminar. It was well attended with our Director of Operations and Ministry, Mr. Broomer, and over 30 parents, who enjoyed delicious breakfast and an informative parenting workshop.
Dr. Ernest Cheng was invited to present a topic: “Becoming Your Child’s Life Mentor“. Dr. Cheng worked at the Toronto District School Board for over ten years. He actively participates in the church Sunday School ministry. Dr. Cheng is currently the Managing Director of Canadian Test Centre. In recent years, Dr. Cheng is committed to writing and lecturing. He is often invited to share teaching and parenting experiences at home and abroad.
Dr. Cheng started the workshop by emphasizing the importance of parents’ impact on children. Bible tells us to use every opportunity to teach them God’s words:
18 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 20 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” Deuteronomy 11:18-20
He mentioned “schooling does not equal to education”. Teaching by example is the best way for children to learn. Dr. Cheng went on to present the basis of trust, and how could parents gain (or regain) our child’s respect for us.
Dr. Cheng’s workshop was inspiring and a great reminder for parents of all ages. Much appreciation to our Parents committee for organizing this event!
Parents enjoyed fellowship with each other while sharing their parenting experience. We praise the Lord for having faithful and supportive parents who partner with PCA to prepare their children to reach the whole world for Christ!