With the Church Administration’s concern and the parents’ guidance, the children focused on beneficial activities as they stay at home during community quarantine.
Instead of letting their children use all of their time in playing mobile games, which could lead to addiction, Buklod members from the Ecclesiastical District of Romblon, Philippines taught their young life skills.
In the activity “Pass It On” held on June 4, 2020, the parents passed their skills to their children, some of which could be a hobby while they are staying home.
More importantly such skills might help them in the future, when they grow up, such as what Edmund Demain from Odiongan Local Congregation taught his kids.
“As a hairstylist, I am teaching this skill to my children because if they could learn that, it won’t go away. I also teach them skills like cooking for they will need that, for example, if they [go to college and stay in a dorm], they know simple chores,” he said.
The district Buklod president, Jim Sim, stated, “The children’s environment was suddenly changed when they are now staying at home. For them not to be bored, we teach them things about our business, through God’s mercy we have a grocery and here our children learned how to organize and pack the items we sell.”
“In truth, [eletronic] gadgets are helpful, but overusing it can be detrimental to a child’s health. This activity was conducted to divert the children’s attention into acquiring skills wherein if they focus there, they can enjoy it and prevent gadget addiction,” Jim added.
The activity had the added benefit of providing quality time for bonding for the parents and children. ― With reports from INC News Section