NTNU Human Development students promote parent-child bonding
Juniors from NTNU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies got an early start on giving back to the community this month thanks to a parent-child camp held in conjunction with Bali Resurrection Church (八里復活基督教會). The camp, held on May 18, brought two generations together to participate in three-legged races, snack-making, and other activities focusing on cooperation and team spirit.
Hsu Chia-hsuan (徐家萱), a Human Development student, explained that the event aimed to promote interaction and spending time together in a way that is meaningful to both parents and their children.
Because the families invited come from disadvantaged backgrounds, parental turnout was lower than expected, said mentor Wei Hsiu-chen (魏秀珍). NTNU students helped by participating alongside children whose parents were busy with work or other concerns, she said.
"It doesn't need to cost a lot of money or be a complicated afair. All it takes is spending time [with your children], that's it, and you'll see great results," she said.