Hamro Health

Program Review: Healthy Parenting Session to Parents and Teachers

Student Health

Healthy Parenting

Healthy parenting is a comprehensive notion that includes various aspects of actions and interactions undertaken by parents to ensure the overall health and well-being of their children. It involves a nurturing process aimed at fostering a child’s physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Essentially, the ultimate objective of positive parenting is to establish a supportive and empowering environment for children, facilitating their development into well-adjusted, confident, and responsible individuals (Peterson). Each parent adopts a unique approach to parenting, given the diverse needs and interests of individual children. Nevertheless, there are several crucial components that are considered important for cultivating a strong parent-child relationship:

  • Positive Focus: Parents play a vital role in cultivating a positive outlook in children rather than a negative one. While acknowledging and processing negative events and situations is important, effective parenting entails assisting children in finding positivity and a forward direction.
  • Involvement: Being a good parent involves actively engaging in children’s lives. This includes dedicating time to shared activities, participating in school events and other extracurricular activities, and staying informed about what is happening in kids’ lives.
  • Establish a set of rules and routine: Creating a structured and consistent routine for a child, complete with clear rules, helps manage their time effectively. This not only provides stability but also instills a sense that the world is logical and predictable. Such a structured approach fosters discipline in a child’s life and contributes to their healthy, positive development. (Melissa Conrad Stöppler, 2023).
  • Avoid harsh discipline: Parents should avoid using harsh punishments. Instead, opt for positive consequences, such as assigning extra reading time as a response to undesirable behavior. Children subjected to severe punishments like physical abuse, such as spanking or slapping, are more likely to replicate those behaviors with others.
  • Guidance and Support: Effective parenting involves directing children toward success without resorting to controlling, micromanaging, or excessively monitoring them. Parents should provide support, offer assistance with school and activities as necessary, attend their events, and recognize and respect their interests and aspirations in life. (Peterson).

Importance of Healthy Parenting

Positive parenting is crucial for the comprehensive growth of a child, molding their personality and reducing the likelihood of undesirable behavior and associated disorders (Priyanka, 2023). It holds an immense significance in shaping the well-rounded development of a child. Some of the key positive impacts of good parenting on children includes:

  • Child Development: Undoubtedly, parenting forms the bedrock of a child’s growth and development, as the early years play a crucial role in shaping the prospects of later life while the absence of good parenting can adversely affect all aspects of a child’s holistic development.
  • Builds Healthy Habits: Good parenting teaches the child the value of staying positive discipline, eating right, following good sleep patterns. And all this contributes immensely to shaping up the child’s personality as a well-rounded individual.
  • Develop Resilience in a Child: Children raised in a supportive and nurturing environment are likely to develop resilience. They learn to cope with challenges and setbacks, preparing them for the complexities of life.
  • Promotes Emotional Regulation: A supportive and nurturing parenting style fosters a child’s emotional well-being. It helps in building a strong foundation for positive mental health.
  • Confidence and Self-esteem: Positive parenting contributes to the development of a child’s self-esteem and confidence. Feeling loved and supported at home lays the groundwork for a healthy self-image.

In summary, healthy parenting is foundational for the holistic development of children, providing them with the tools and skills needed to navigate life successfully.

Significance of Healthy Parenting Sessions to Parents and Teachers

Parents and teachers are crucial target groups for healthy parenting sessions in schools as they play a pivotal role in the holistic development of their children. Guidance on effective discipline strategies that promote positive behavior and growth without resorting to harmful measures is essential for parents and teachers. Consistent approaches between home and school settings contribute to a more stable and supportive environment for children. Healthy parenting sessions emphasize teaching effective communication skills, fostering open and honest communication to build trust and understanding between adults and children.

Additionally, conflict resolution techniques are vital for maintaining positive relationships and resolving issues constructively, sensitizing parents and teachers through these sessions. Understanding how to provide emotional support to children is another key focus, aiding them in navigating their feelings and developing resilience. Moreover, fostering collaboration between parents and teachers ensures a unified approach to the child’s well-being, enhancing the overall educational experience and promoting positive outcomes in academic, social, and emotional development. Cultural sensitivity can be promoted through healthy parenting sessions, helping parents and teachers respect diverse backgrounds and experiences. Equipping adults with tools to identify and address issues early on is a crucial aspect of parenting sessions, preventing potential challenges from escalating.

In summary, providing healthy parenting sessions is instrumental in creating a supportive and nurturing environment for children, promoting their overall well-being, and fostering positive relationships between parents, teachers, and students.

Our Program Details



In acknowledgment of the growing awareness surrounding mental health issues among students and the necessity for a nurturing educational setting, Hamro Health implemented an extensive initiative with the objective to deliver Healthy Parenting Sessions to parents of students enrolled at Campion Kathmandu Secondary School. This educational program was arranged by Hamro Health in response to the specific requirements identified by the school.


The main aim of the program was to enable parents and teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide enabling supportive environment to students for their optimum physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual development.


The program was expertly facilitated by Ms. Meera Bhattarai, a Head Nurse specialized in Psychology at Budhanilkantha School.

Venue: Campion Kathmandu Secondary School

Date: 7th Poush 2080 (23rd December, 2023), Saturday

Program Sessions: Two sessions (1st session: 10 AM to 11:30 PM, 2nd Session: 12 PM to 1:30 PM)

Participants: The first session involved a total of 40 participants, while the second session had 25 participants.

Interaction session with parents

The session facilitated by an experienced psychologist, encompassed a range of crucial topics designed to promote a thorough comprehension of effective and healthy parenting. The topics for these sessions included:

  • Introduction to healthy parenting style
  • Tips for healthy parenting style
  • Importance of healthy parenting
  • Perceived consequences of various parenting styles
  • Do’s and Don’ts of parenting

The program included an interactive session that explored topics such as parenting styles, problem-solving strategies, conflict resolution techniques, and positive punishments. This segment entailed addressing participants’ questions and concerns while gathering feedback to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. The session concluded with expressions of gratitude to the trainer and the presentation of certificates of participation to attendees. This final gesture recognized the collective contributions of both the trainer and participants in promoting the wholesome development of children into adulthood.

Program Output

The program demonstrated positive outcomes, as evidenced by the active participation and engagement of 40 attendees in the first session and 25 participants in the second session. The assessment of the program’s effectiveness revolved around the collection and analysis of feedback statements. Impressively, there was unanimous agreement among participating parents, indicating a notably favorable reception of the program. Following the retrieval of feedback forms, a significant number of parents and teachers expressed their views, emphasizing the sessions’ considerable usefulness and wealth of information. These sessions not only facilitated a deeper understanding of their children’s challenges but also fostered an environment of awareness. The affirmative responses from parents and teachers underscore the collective commitment to promoting the wholesome development of children into adulthood.


The Healthy Parenting Session initiative has proven to be a successful endeavor in promoting comprehensive child development. Grounded in the principles of positive parenting, the program underscored the importance of creating a nurturing environment that caters to a child’s physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. The positive outcomes of the program, evidenced by the active participation of attendees and the unanimous agreement among parents, serve as a validation of its success. This program stands as an exemplar, offering valuable insights and tools to empower parents and teachers in nurturing the overall well-being of children.


  1. Peterson, T.J. (no date) What is good parenting? Healthy Place. Available at: https://www.healthyplace.com/parenting/parenting-skills-strategies/what-is-good-parenting (Accessed: 24 December 2023).
  2. Melissa Conrad Stöppler, M. (2023) 10 principles of good parenting and how to avoid battles with your kids, Medicine Net. Available at: https://www.medicinenet.com/parenting/article.htm.
  1. Priyanka (2023) Positive impact of good parenting on children – K8 school, Positive Impact of Good Parenting on Children – K8 School. Available at: https://k8school.com/how-can-good-parenting-have-a-positive-impact-on-children/ (Accessed: 25 December 2023).
Tag Post :
Share This :

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *