<‘Woke parents’: Swear to stop the transgenerational vicious patterns of malfunctioned parenting in their generation! How they have been doing? How can we give them a hand or two? 覺醒父母：立誓打破舊模式，重新定義「親職」的一代> (Conducted in English Via Zoom)
Born in 1981~2000, they have been through a series of social and political reforms in Taiwan, including Martial law dismissed (1987), Education Reform (1994), two days off per week (2001), diverse entrance of university (2002), Educational Act (2006, including zero tolerance on physical punishment), baby-care leave (80% salary, both parents applicable, 2021). Under these social climate changes, they now become parents in their 30s. They give birth and raise a child as a deliberate choice rather than fulfilling duty, giving birth the first child after they are 31 years old (since 2019), and struggling to make a difference for their children and the future. Although 84% of them had gone through physical discipline themselves as children, they swear to stop the vicious transgenerational patterns of malfunctioned parenting in their generation, and manage to redefine ‘parenting.’They are called ‘ woke parents.’ (台灣【親子天下雜誌】127期，2023-6-1: https://www.parenting.com.tw/article/5095539) In this workshop, let’s find out how they’ve been doing, and how can we give them a hand or two?
Dr. Wentao Chao 趙文滔博士
Professor, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan, Counseling psychologist (License, Taiwan), President (2015/7~2018/6) and council member, Association of Couple and Family Therapy in Taiwan, Marriage and family counselor (certificate) and council member, Taiwan Association for Marriage and Family Counseling, Fellow member, Asian Academy of Family Therapy (AAFT), Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Hong Kong, H.K., M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Sonoma State University, U.S.A. He has been practicing couples and family therapy for over 20 years, and providing couple and family therapy training in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia.