I always try my best to attend parenting workshops as there's so much I still need to learn as a mum. It's tough work and I wanna make sure that I'm doing the best for my son, so he can do the best for himself. I believe that having the right knowledge will always excel you in anything you do. Living in this millennium we're so blessed that we could easily obtain knowledge anywhere easily but workshops and talks are still one of the best ways to lift up the spirit to learn and practice. In an effort to educate and help millennial parents in their journey of parenting, Parenthood in collaboration with Nippon Paint Malaysia and Sunway Medical Centre organized the Millennial’s Guide to Parenthood workshop that highlighted various hot topics relevant to today’s parents with young children. Keep on reading to know more about this.

Below are the topics covered in the workshop and also a summary of the topics covered.

How to Manage The 5 Most Common Children’s Illnesses- the Common Cold, Hands Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), Influenza, Diarrhoea and Dengue. 
by Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Cham Weng Tang

It's a topic that I think every parent should concern about since it is very easy to get but at the same time easy to prevent. He also highlighted how our walls that are often overlooked can be a medium of transmission of viruses and bacteria. I'm guilty of that too as I don't really clean my walls. Now I know so I'll probably think about waterproof paint which I can easily wipe.

How to Handle Picky Eaters and What Parents Can Do 
by dietician Celeste Lau. 
This is the very reason why I decided to go to this workshop, because of this topic. I really had to learn as Maliq is giving me a headache every time I get him to eat. Parents were given tips on how to differentiate a picky eater versus a problem eater which somehow I feel Maliq is more than a problem eater rather than a picky one. She also shared how to handle picky eaters and how parents can introduce a wider variety of food selection in order for their child to thrive and grow.

Indoor Air Wellness
by President of Malaysian Wellness Society Dato’ Dr Rajbans Singh

He highlighted how indoor air pollution can be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoors. With harmful pollutants all over the home, and in places one would never have thought off, he mentioned that this could affect a child’s health in the long term which is somehow scary but he also shared some steps on how parents can take positive steps to improve indoor wellness, starting from home.

How to Bring Out The Best Potential in Your Child 
by clinical psychologist Ms. Sam Jeng Mun 

This is also an interesting topic, parents took some time to take an assessment that determined their type of parenting style. From this assessment, parents were given a better understanding about their own personality. Ms. Sam also elaborated on the 4 types of parenting styles and how the particular style may affect their child mentally.

Besides that, there was also Nippon Paint Wellness Colouring Contest prize ceremony. No wonder the event was huge. It hosted close to 200 nominees from the Nippon Paint Wellness Colouring Contest. The Nippon Paint Wellness Colouring Contest is part of an initiative by Nippon Paint Malaysia to educate pre-school children on the importance of wellness and staying healthy. There were about 6,500 student from 56 school around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor that participated in the colouring contest.

The Colouring Contest was divided into 2 different categories:
Category 1- Students aged 3 to 4-years-old
Category 2- Students aged 5 to 6-years-old

All 200 nominees were presented with a Mini Picasso Appreciation Plaque and a Wellness Blobby to bring home. Out of the 200 nominees, 26 students were shortlisted to be in the running of winning the grand prize of a 2 day 1 night trip to Legoland Malaysia and a School-Makeover-Painting Package worth RM3,000.

More Information
Nippon Paint Wellness Campaign:

Parenthood Web:

Till then peeps!