Parenting is hard, damn hard. Many parents don’t want to admit it or talk about it, fearful that someone would think they don’t appreciate being a parent or don’t love their children as much as they should.

Of course, being parents is also an amazing, wonderful and meaningful, but it is also really hard. Many of us struggle how to talk to our children so that they will listen or frustrated at handling sibling dynamics and challenging behavior.

And one day, suddenly our little ones said they don’t want to go to school and prefer staying at home, a tell-tale sign of bullying.

Or talking about what we often considered embarrassing or taboo – sexuality and sexual abuse including pedophilia. These are among the things every parent will encounter rearing their youngs.

How, where do you begin?

Now no worries – especially if you are parents or educators. Here is what you should do – a dedicated seminar on parenting will be held at Dewan Kuliah Utama, UPM Bintulu tomorrow at 7.45am.

Seats are limited – so make sure you come early. Speaking in the seminar will be several experts in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Paediatrician, and Occupational Therapist (see pix below).

The speakers

Dr. Nur Adilah Sulaiman will help you to talk about sex to your kid; Dr. Smrdhi Sarachandran will teach you about child’s health and wellness.

And if your kids say “I don’t want to go to school,” Dr. Selvasingam Ratnasingam will help you on how to make your kid love school again.

Yup, parenting is damn hard – physically and mentally.

You know that “no health without mental health,” especially as parents. The seminar is conducted in Bahasa Melayu and English from 7.45am – 5 pm.

Admission fee is RM70 – to cover refreshment and help funding PKPPHB (Persatuan Kebajikan Perkhidmatan Psikiatri Hospital Bintulu) rehabilitation of patients with mental health conditions program.

The seminar is organized by PKPPHB, Hospital Bintulu and UPM Bintulu campus.