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The LightHouse Arabia Conducts “Child Guidance Parenting” Seminars for General Public in UAE

Dr. Saliha Afridi, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Managing Director of The LightHouse Arabia

Dr. Saliha Afridi Addresses the Learning Skills Required to Equip Children and Family with the Compass to Navigate the Ever-Changing Seas of Today's Society

March 17, 2013 3:47 by

The Lighthouse Arabia, the first mental health clinic providing community-wide accessible psychological services and community education in the UAE, is set to stage a series of  “Child Guidance Parenting” seminars for the general public in the UAE. The parenting lectures are part of The LightHouse’s community outreach and commitment to use education as prevention and to promote good communication and strong relationships between parents and children.

The lectures take place on a monthly basis at the Lighthouse Arabia clinic in Dubai and are conducted by Dr. Saliha Afridi, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Managing Director of The LightHouse Arabia, where she will address the learning skills required to equip children and family with the compass they will need to navigate the ever-changing seas of today’s society.

“The objective of the seminars is to help parents raise their kids in a less stressful way while employing kindness and firmness at the same time, without being punitive or permissive,” stated Dr. Afridi.

“We are part of this society and our objective is to engage and give back to the community in which we operate. We believe that one of the best ways to give back is to start with how we bring up our future generations that will in turn help shape and heal the world,” she also added.

The seminars are conducted on a monthly basis and will discuss topics revolving around “Child Guidance Parenting” where each month a new topic will be raised and deliberated. Examples of the topics include:

  • Importance of using values to raise responsible kids
  • Raising children in the i-Age – How modern day technology affects and plays a role in our childrens’ lives and their positive and negative impacts
  • Raising encouraged children
  • The good divorce – How to handle divorce in positive ways when children are involved

More topics and details on each lecture will be announced to public on The LightHouse Arabia website at

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