Saheli launched its new program called Positive Parenting in October, 2017. It is a program that is focused on developing a strong, deeply committed relationship between parent and child based on communication and mutual respect. The program is funded by a generous grant from Community Health Network 15.
The Saheli program is led by Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, of Boston University Medical Center. The first workshop discussed self-care; how mothers could take care of their own physical and emotional needs to be the best parents they can be. Dr. Ragavan shared that positive parenting focuses on mothers taking some time to relax, enjoy hobbies, pursue physical fitness, read, listen to music, take time for naps, and to talk to friends and family. She encouraged women to delegate tasks, not just to their partner, but also to their children who are old enough to do them.
Saheli has planned six workshops for South Asian mothers to be held between October and April, 2018, at Beacon Village Apartments in Burlington. The next workshop, on Thursday, November 2nd, will discuss discipline, how to do it in a positive way without shaming and frightening the child. All are welcome to the free workshops held in the clubhouse from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at 26 Beacon Street, Beacon Village Complex, Burlington, MA 01803. Tea and snacks are served.
To register call 1-866-432-4754 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. Hope to see many mothers present, we speak many languages and can translate.