- On May 16, the Children's Parliament event took place, in which 180 schoolchildren participated in debates with MPs and senators and supported the draft law June 1 Free Day.
- The event is part of the campaign carried out by the initiative group formed by Itsy Bitsy FM, opinion leaders - Andreea Marin, Virgil Iantu and Tili Niculae -, parliamentarians, psychologists and parents' associations, with the support of the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and Adoption .
- The campaign aims to change the relationship between children and parents in Romania, causing the latter to spend more quality time with the little ones.
180 schoolchildren between the ages of six and 14 have made proposals for laws and legislative changes related to Human and Child Rights in the Romanian Parliament.
At the same time, the children held a dialogue with the parliamentarians about the steps for June 1 to become a national day, so that families have the opportunity to spend more quality time together. The schoolchildren expressed their support for this bill and argued that they would like June 1 to be a national day off to enjoy even more of the parents' company.
To show how much this bill means to them, the children made over 100 drawings with the theme June 1 Free Day, which were gathered in an exhibition hosted by the Romanian Parliament.
In addition, the 180 schoolchildren handed over to senators and deputies present letters explaining their vision of June 1 as a day off. The little ones also took a tour of the main objectives of the Parliament Palace, and at the end of the event, they received diplomas of Parliamentarians for one hour.
Senator Rozalia Biro and MP Claudia Boghicevici, the initiators of the law project June 1 Free day, Gabriela Coman, the president of the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and Adoption (ANPDCA) and Nadia Tataru, General Director Itsy Bitsy FM, along with the parliamentarians Cristina Pocora, Aurelia Cristia , Cristina Nichita, Nicolae Popa, Gabriela Cretu and Mihaela Popa, participated in the Children's Parliament.
"It is time to give due attention and importance to the right of children to express their opinion and to participate in the decisions that concern them. When a child knows that his voice matters, this empowers him, prepares him for the life in which he will make decisions alone and strengthen their confidence, self-esteem and ambition to succeed, "he said Gabriela Coman, President of ANPDCA.
Children with a wrench, today's parents
"Those of us who have been children with the key to our throats understand best how important is the time we spend with our children. Unfortunately, 20-30 years since our parents stayed with their mouths until they found us at home , children since then, today's parents, face an even more acute lack of time dedicated to their children. June 1 Free day is more than a legislative proposal for a free day for parents, it is an alarm signal ", said MP Claudia Boghicevici.
"The event of the Children's Parliament, during which the visit of the little ones to the institution took place, gave us the opportunity to find out what the representatives of our future have to say and maybe even our future colleagues. I was glad to see that the schoolchildren not only know what they want , but I also know how to argue their opinions coherently and to be convincing. The children have clearly and clearly expressed their desire to fully enjoy the time spent with their parents, showing that the day of June 1 must become a free one, to be free benefit the whole family, "he said Senator Rozalia Biro.
The Children's Parliament event is part of the campaign that aims to change the relationship between children and parents in Romania, a campaign run by the initiative group formed by Itsy Bitsy FM, opinion leaders - Andreea Marin, Virgil Iantu and Tili Niculae -, MPs, psychologists and parents' associations, with the support of ANPDCA.
"Children in Romania suffer from lack of quality time with their parents, which is why Itsy Bitsy FM has started an awareness campaign in this regard. We want to transform June 1 from the day of the child to the day of the child with the parents, to put a brick in building a parent relationship - a much more present and affectionate child, "he stressed Nadia Tataru, General Manager of Itsy Bitsy FM.
The problems of normal families
The initiative group started the campaign following the alarm signals raised by numerous studies, which show that 6 out of 10 children feel the need to spend more time with their parents, although only 24% of parents think that the time spent with their children is too little. As the child grows older, the time spent with parents during the week and on the weekend decreases. According to experts, quality time does not mean time spent in the same room, cand for parents to be 100% present in the relationship, giving their children full attention.
In order to offer solutions to these problems, the initiative group launched a call to parents in Romania - "Spend at least one quality hour a day with your children" - and an extensive information campaign throughout the year, which includes the steps for June 1 becomes a national day, free, so that parents and children have the opportunity to spend more quality time together. Over 12,000 Romanians who supported the initiative joined it on the page Facebook June 1 free day.
The decalogue of the modern and busy parent
In order to help parents spend quality time with their children, the specialists in the initiative group provided them with the first decalogue of concrete solutions for the emotional health of the little ones:
1. Spend one quality hour a day with the child, without technology.
2. Give your child 100% of your attention at this time.
3. Ask your child's opinion at least 2 times a day.
4. Give her at least 1 encouragement per day.
5. Have at least 3 conversations a day with the child.
6. For 30 minutes a day, involve your child in domestic activities.
7. Ask the child at least once a day how he feels. encourage him to express his emotions.
8. Teach your child at least 1 new thing a day, in his language, using stories and drawings.
9. Learn 10 games for your child.
10. Get your baby ready: read, talk, show the world around you, even if you don't answer.