We at Agasthya Vidyanikethan understand the importance of creating awareness among parents w.r.t handling behavioural aspects of a child. In this regard, regular sessions are organised for parents to enable them to successfully play their social roles as “Parents”. There is no one standard rule for all children. Different children may need different levels of attention, expression of love, and toughness. Mr. Prabhakaran Krishnan, M.S in speech therapy and Dr.Jayanthi, Child Pshychologist provided very informative orientation programme for parents of children studying in Montessori-1 and Montessori-2 classes.
The key highlights of their session included :
- The reasons for lack of development in a child.
- Shortcomings/Weaknesses in the upbringing of a child.
- Identifying problematic areas in child development.
- Child management techniques at home.
- Behavioural therapy etc were discussed
“If you are genuinely interested in giving your children a good upbringing, you should first transform yourself into a peaceful and loving being. A good parent doesn’t have to be perfect. No one is perfect.No parent is perfect. No child is perfect either. Keeping this in mind is important when we set our expectations. But it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t work towards that goal. We must set high standards for ourselves first and then for our children. We must serve as a role model to them”,
- opines Dr. Jayanthi, Child Pshychologist
“Human is a special species in part because we can learn by imitation. We are programmed to copy other’s actions to understand them and to incorporate them into our own. Children in particular watch everything their parents do very carefully. There is no such thing as loving your child too much. Loving them cannot spoil them. Only what you choose to give in the name of love such as - material indulgence, leniency, low expectation over-protection etc. would lead to a spoilt child”,
- says Mr. Prabhakaran Krishnan, M.S in speech therapy.
“Loving your child can be as simple as giving them hugs, spending time with them and listening to their issues seriously. Setting limits and being consistent are the keys to good discipline. Be kind and firm when enforcing those rules. Many a times, things such as your own health or the health of your marriage are kept on the back burner when a child is born. If you don’t pay attention to them, they will become bigger problems down the road. Take good care of yourself physically and mentally. Take time to strengthen the relationship with your spouse. If you fail in these two areas then your child will suffer too”,
- said Mrs. Nagarathna Aradhya, Principal Agasthya Vidyanikethan.
Thrilled by the response from our beloved parents, Agasthya Vidyanikethan plans to conduct more such sessions for parents of children of all age groups from the next academic year. The bottom line remains that a child only spends 1/3rd of the day at school and 2/3rd of the day at home. Hence it is a collaborative effort of both the school and parents in shaping every child and both stake holders must perform their responsibilities effectively.