The WAC Parents’ club invited experts Elena Kobakhiya and Anetta Bganba to another meeting. They discussed development of children with the club members.

The WAC Parents’ club resumed its work after quarantine.  On July 4, experts Elena Kobakhiya and Anetta Bganba came as experts to the club. The topic of child development was discussed at the meeting.

Kama Kvitsiniya, the head of the WAC Parents’ club, noted that the meeting had completed the first stage of the club’s work: then the participants will begin discussing projects, one of which will be implemented after the second stage.

“Despite the fact that the first stage has ended, and we will already move from theory to practice and discuss projects, meetings with specialists and experts will also continue.  [Work with these meetings] will be more interesting and, most importantly, more effective,” said Kvitsiniya.

Commenting on the topic of the last meeting - the development of children - Kama Kvitsiniya emphasized that it “like the ocean, cannot be exhausted.”  The head of the club added that this topic also requires practical training - “what the club came to.”

One of the experts invited to the meeting was Anetta Bganba.  She is a senior lecturer at the Abkhaz State University, the head of the Logopedist center for psychological and pedagogical support.  The expert said that she had “heard” about the work of the Parents’ club and expressed gratitude for the invitation.

Commenting on the activities of the club as a whole, she noted that it is very important to pay considerable attention to the education of parents.

“Working with parents is an almost unrealized direction. The world of child development consists of three main areas: the child himself, the teacher or educational institution, and, of course, the parent.  And now, as a rule, [exactly] the parent falls out of the education process.  The parent does not always possess the [necessary] information.  Such meetings help parents get rich, share their opinions, tell about special cases from their personal practice, hear answers to specific questions,” Bganba explained.

The second expert, director of the Sukhum Youth House Elena Kobakhia, has been working with children for over 20 years. Elena herself is a mother and grandmother, and by her own admission, she came to share this experience with the Parents’ club.

“Today I am reviewing some things, some mistakes [in raising children] were made, and there were miscalculations.  Today I can already judge this.  And, of course, I really want not to repeat these mistakes with my grandchildren.  What kind of person will grow up depends on the adults here and now.  Therefore, my presence at the Parents’ club is due to the desire to warn someone, possibly from mistakes, to tell about my negative experience, to share interesting information,” said Elena Kobakhiya.

Journalist and TV presenter Alisa Shamba, despite her busy schedule, tries not to miss the meetings of the Parents’ club.

“The topic of children's development has always been interesting to me.  We discussed many different points and I recognize myself in some of them.  What, in my opinion, is important is that we heard specific advice.  And now I understand that when I come home, I will change some form of my behavior in order to help my children.  And the main thing is to help correctly,” summed up Alisa Shamba.

The Parents’ club is a special project at the Discussion club of the World Abaza Congress. It began its work in November 2019.  Any parent can become a member of the club.  According to the organizers, the main condition for this is “interest and motivation”.  The club holds meetings with psychologists, pediatricians, various experts in the field of upbringing and development of children.