Friday, November 30, 2012
Child Development & Home Environment The conception of child in a mother’s womb is a critical stage for his development, as brain development begins right from the start. The fertilized egg goes through three phases of development, first trimester, second trimester and third trimester, and begins to take a physical shape of a child very rapidly.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Grandmothers play a pivotal role in raising their grandchildren at Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan for the following reasons: - Extended / joint family systems so grandparents are supposed to care for their grandchildren. - Culture, norms and tradition of supporting & protecting parents also increases the chance for their responsibilities. Since education and awareness is increasing and men and women try to improve their economical situation so the grandparents become an engine for the change process. Therefore, engaging them in meaningful activity becomes a great motivational factor for the families. - lack of Old age Care System from the Government side also increases a chance for grandparents to play their roles and responsibilities in caring for their grandchildren. This 'Toy Making Session' really contributed alot to grandparents own motivation. They made very interesting comments saying, "We were thinking, we are not educated and we dont have any importance but today, we learned that we also know alot. Thank God,it means, we are not less important so thanks Rupani Foundation for involving us" This session helped families to create a respectful environment at home and that contributed to children's better care at home.