Following an invitation from Sherbetoret e Vogla te Zemres se Krishtit, MWL was in Plug for the first time last month. Around 30 women of this community joined our training on parenting challenges while raising children in the midst of enormous difficulties. It was very moving to hear their stories about their vulnerability and their dream for their children to have the best. On average, these women had 2 or 3 children each and became mothers at a young age. Becoming mothers at a very young age was a very big change for them and caused them many difficulties.
This training was an opportunity for them to understand that they are not alone in these difficult situations. Other mothers are facing the same problems. This training was also a chance for them to ask for help and support. Positive parenting training is a very dynamic training which aims to encourage the participants to reflect on their experiences, to become aware of their style of leadership and of their “pull and push” factors of certain behaviors. At the end of the training, the women were given techniques for dealing with specific situations with their children. This helped them understand child behavior and how the role of parents impact their children’s lives.