Alumnus, broadcaster share tips on parenthood
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Two prominent community figures from the social service and media fields discussed how to develop and sustain a rewarding parent-child relationship at an alumni forum organised by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 6 September.
Ms Candy Chea Shuk-mui, a prominent figure in broadcasting, and CityU alumnus Mr Tik Chi-yuen, BBS, JP, Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Family Education, were the guest speakers at the forum, themed “A Rewarding Parenthood: From Communication to Intimacy” organised by the Alumni Relations Office (ARO) of CityU. Ms Dilys Chau Suet-fung, recipient of the CityU Distinguished Alumni Award, was the facilitator.
Professor Way Kuo, University President, provided participants with a few CityU updates, including news that Professor Liu Zhi-Qiang from the School of Creative Media had won a prestigious teaching excellence award from the University Grants Committee in recognition of his outstanding teaching performance.
At the interactive discussion, the speakers shared their valuable experience and provided practical examples on how to maintain a harmonious family despite busy lifestyles.
They also noted their observations on recently emerged terms such as “monster” and “helicopter” parents, prince and princess syndromes, and possible ways to avoid these situations. The importance of developing an intimate parent-child relationship through a high emotional quotient was also discussed.
To close the forum, Ms Chea and Mr Tik encouraged parents to set themselves up as good models for their children, and allow them to go through both good and bad experiences to build resilience.
Following the inspiring forum, ARO held a lucky draw among alumni participants who checked into the forum using the ARO mobile application.