Orientation programs are good opportunities for parents to know what to expect in the coming year and also to equip themselves for it. It also helps them to understand the working of the school and the support required from them.
At Lawrence , the programme was conducted on 3rd of June 2017, in three sessions respectively for all grades from I to X . The program began with the welcome speech by our respected Principal Mrs. Sujatha Nagraj.
Mrs. Priya Talreja, our school counsellor shared her view and knowledge about the art of parenting. Mrs. Priya Talreja, the educator, certified trainer shared valuable tips with parents that help in parenting their children of all ages and the challenges that they face everyday. She spoke about role modeling and the factors that influence the behaviour and the character of the children. She tipped off parents as to how to strike a right balance by letting children experience both struggle and comfort, which enables them to build a strong sense of responsibility. It is this sense of responsibility that develops the want, and the want in turn develops motivation and motivation ends up as passion for life.
Mrs. Talreja focused on how important it is to give children, the required space and create acceptable boundaries and territories for them to feel safe and discuss their problems faced during their adolescent transition period. She talked about how children of this age struggle in different ways to find their identity in the society by exploring their behaviour. She advised the parents to sit with them and listen to what they have to say instead of labeling them. She also advised parents to use good language to communicate with their children.
Mrs. Priya concluded the session by pointing out that it is important to give enough and acceptable access to the children, if not, they will rebel to prove themselves and in the process will hurt themselves. This program shed light on how much parental involvement is needed to measure the success of their child and the interaction between the school teachers and parents is much needed to contribute to the holistic development of the child.