UNICEF in Serbia is successfully continuing with a series of webinars and online conversations with parents on key topics of parenting and raising a small child at its online parenting school.
The third webinar for parents on the topic of “Being a Dad” will take place on October 28, 2021, at the Cineplexx UŠĆE Shopping Center. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the event on the UNICEF Serbia YouTube channel.
Webinar participants are:
Professor Aleksandar Baucal, PhD, professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade,
Dragan Stanojević, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade,
Slavimir Stojanović Futro, dad, graphic designer, author of the book “Singi Lumba”
Moderator: Miloš Milovanović, father of three children, journalist at N1
The webinar’s topic is gender-balanced parenting as a key element in encouraging child development. The webinar participants will talk about father’s role, and what place it has in the upbringing of a small child, how the perception of father’s and mother’s identity has been changing in our country in recent decades, how we learned about parenting while watching the world around us as children, as well what will our parenting practice be tomorrow and and what place does play has in all of that. Another important aspect of the webinar will be a talk about the myth that mothers are more capable and adept at parenting than fathers, especially when children are very young, and how families with young children can form a strong parental alliance despite various challenges which they face.
If you would like to follow the webinar, you can apply at the following link: https://bit.ly/LinkZaRegistraciju .
A translation into Serbian sign language will be provided at the webinar.
The Being a Dad webinar is organized by UNICEF in Serbia in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This is the third webinar under the auspices of UNICEF’s School of Parenting, which was launched within the Incentive Parenting through Play Programme, and is being implemented in cooperation with the Government of Serbia with the support of the LEGO Foundation.
One of the basic starting points of this programme is that an empowered and supported parent is the most important support for the health, optimal development and success of the child. In order to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus is on caring for the mental health and emotional well-being of parents and children. Special emphasis is placed on the power of joint play, as well as the ability of parents to recognize and respond sensitively to the needs of children, thus creating opportunities for learning, research and realization of the child’s full potential.