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Kumon hosted “Good Enough Parenting” Movie Therapy Seminar in Iloilo

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The year 1954 marked the birth year of Kumon, an International educational center that inspires potential development through education and skills enhancement. Through an individualized learning method and support from both teachers and parents, children can reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

Kumon Good Enough Parenting Seminar 2013

The Kumon Method of learning focuses on individual children, starting from the right level of learning and progressing in small steps to help them achieve self-confidence. Each Kumon center gives attention to independent learning so children can advance on their own. The goal is to help kids maximize their full potential and advance in their school grade level.

Kumon is currently available in 47 countries and regions around the world. In the Philippines, Kumon has around 57,000 students in more than 250 Kumon Centers nationwide.


Kumon continues to offer educational encouragement and proper rearing through programs held outside the center. The Kumon Philippines’ Education and Parenting Seminar (KPEPS) is its way of helping parents learn better techniques on how to deal with their children and build healthier relationships with them.

KPEPS is already on its 6th year. There were two runs this year, one in Pampanga and another run in Iloilo. This is not the first time Iloilo hosted a KPEPS. In 2009, Kumon also held a parenting seminar here.


Good Enough Parenting

For the 2013 edition of KPEPS, Kumon Philippines has offered an inspiring program that gave awareness to parents on real-life situations and how these affect their kids. Kumon brought the Good Enough Parenting (GEP) seminar to Iloilo held last August 3, 2013 at the SM Cinema 6 of SM City Iloilo with Mr. Francisco and Mrs. Faridah Enrile, both certified GEP Licensed Facilitators, as speakers.

GEP imparted useful information to parents on the better way to deal with their kids especially when it comes to their core emotional needs. It is a movie therapy that shows its audience different real-life situations of households and their repercussions on children. Each movie clip provides a visual presentation of how decisions and actions of the parents affect the behavior of the children. The therapy presents crucial matters of parenting in a more entertaining way.

GEP Movie Therapy concentrates on meeting the core needs of children:

  • Connection and Acceptance
  • Healthy Autonomy
  • Reasonable Limits
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Spiritual Values and Community

The therapy is based on biblical principles and schema, lifetraps, therapy backed up with credible research, parenting experience of parenting educators and clinical research.

GEP emphasizes that each core emotional need must be met in order to have a healthy growth on the children and not hurt others or themselves. It is important to strike a balance and not give too little or too much.

Tadashi Nakatsuka Mr. Tadashi Nakatsuka, Kumon Philippines’ President, during the press conference for KPEPS

Francisco Enrile Francisco Enrile, Good Enough Parenting Licensed Facilitator

Francisco, Faridah Enrile, Patty Laurel Good Enough Parenting Licensed Facilitators, Francisco and Faridah Enrile with event host Patty Laurel

Kumon Good Enough Parenting Seminar 2013 A Kumon teacher, a student and a parent discuss the impact of the Kumon Method in the child’s well-being.

Good Enough Parenting Movie Therapy Seminar

Below images courtesy of Alegre Events Management

Kumon Philippines' Education and Parenting Seminar Iloilo 2013

KPEPS Iloilo 2013

Thanks to Kumon for bringing this very useful and practical seminar to the Ilonggos.

If you would like to know more about the Kumon education, you can visit any of the 3 Kumon Centers in Iloilo or visit


  • General Luna Center
    Address: Times Square Bldg., General Luna St., Iloilo City
    Contact Number: (033) 336-2945
    Instructor: Ma. Felisa B. Avila
    Subjects: Math / Reading
  • Arevalo Center
    Address: 2/F Iloilo Supermart Villa, Brgy. Quezon Arevalo, Iloilo City
    Contact Number: (033) 301-2754 / (033) 501-9799
    Instructor: Janice C. Rojo
    Subjects: Math
  • Jaro Plaza Center
    Address: Jomabo Bldg. Commision Civil St., Jaro, Iloilo City
    Contact Number: (0915) 670-2058 / (033) 320 6842
    Instructor: Myrra A. Daniel
    Subjects: Math

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Category: Education, Iloilo