Theory of Action for Parents

Parents participate is a reflection session of the implementation of HEY!

According to HEY!’s theory of action, if parents/grandparents study HEY!’s curriculum in sessions lead by SAT tutors, they will be exposed to: 

a) Information and image-based knowledge (Gerrard et al., 2008) that will give them the opportunity to be equipped with a cognitive repertoire that will aid them to understand the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive changes that teenagers experience during adolescence. 

b) The opportunity to experience cognitive dissonance (Festinger 1962) that will ideally provide them with chances to explore the personal and social realities in which they live, and challenge previous conceptions about gender inequality.

 c) The biological, cognitive, social, psychosocial, and structural causes as well as the negative personal, health, educational, economic, social, and legal consequences of child marriage

As a result of this exposure through HEY!’s curriculum, parents will ideally: 

Be able to make informed decisions about the best ways to provide their children with a home environment that understands the changes adolescents undergo and protect them from CM.