On 18 November 2019 AD (21 Rabi’ al-Awwal 1441 AH), in the Services and Reading Rooms Branch, the King Abdul-Aziz Public Library organized an educational symposium entitled Parenting as part of the cultural activities of the Library. The Library has always sought to include in its activities a variety of subjects that are of interest to all groups of society, and parenting is one of the programmes of interest to UNICEF, which emphasizes that parental care is not just a need but a right for every child. It means by this nurturing a child in a supportive and sustainable environment that helps him/her to survive", and such care and support includes ensuring a number of foundational elements for the child.
The Symposium dealt with the subject of parenting as a main focus of discussion, with emphasis on the medical, psychological and educational care provided by parents to their children. The Symposium was led by Dr Nura al-Rabi’an, in cooperation with a member of the Faculty of the Early Childhood Department of King Sa’ud University, Dr Sarah al-Abdul-Karim, and Assistant Professor and Psychiatric Counsellor specializing in anxiety, mood and behavioural cognitive therapy, Dr Mashaal al-Aqil.
The Library has provided parental care to children through this Symposium with a view to contributing to improving families’ skills and raising their culture of care, nutrition and protection of children, expanding parents' understanding of their children, and participating in the delivery of basic and effective messages for the development of children to their fullest potential.