Sunday, May 23, 2010
Motivational workshop for parents at The Millennium School
Effective parenting discussed
Workshop on parenting discusses 21st century parenting
The Millennium School workshop showcases parental concerns
Over 300 participate in The Millennium School workshop
Experts hand out tips on effective parenting
Bathinda, January 24: A special motivational workshop for parents titled “The making of next generation WHIZ KIDS” was organized at Chabbra Resort by The Millennium School today. The Workshop offered a penetrating insight into the multidimensional approach towards effective parenting. The Millennium School, a first of its kind workshop shed remarkable light into the art of bringing up children through a synergized effort on part of parents and teachers. With special emphasis on optimization of endeavors on part parents and teachers alike, the workshop introduced to over 300 participating parents from Bathinda unprecedented guiding tips for effective parenting tips.
In a clear departure from the practice of having lectures and addresses at such workshops, this workshop, instead, focused upon the challenges and issues vital to parents through power packed interactive seminar.
As experts emphasized upon the importance of time spent with children as extremely crucial, the need to strengthen bonds with kids through meaningful time spending was termed as decisive. Dr Bindu Rana, a noted Child Psychologist and Head of R&D at Educomp Solutions Ltd, India's largest education company listed sharing responsibility amongst parents, establishing routine in intermingling with children, limiting time spent on TV, newspaper and social obligations were termed as essentials for healthy upbringing from parental perspective. Carving special time for kids' activities through planning and special weekends and allied gestures were discussed as major strengthening factor.
This was followed by a skit called ‘The Time Robber’ which drove home the point(nothing quite gets a message across as powerfully as a humorous skit depicting a real life situation) that the greatest gift that parents can give their children is a commitment of time. Each of the parents then actually filled out an Arrest Warrant in which they identified ways in which they will spend more time with their kids.
Accepting the fact that parenting in the 21st century is possibly one of the most challenging jobs, the two hour long workshop addressed core issues pertaining to upbringing of kids. Stressing the need for positive praise, motivation, approval and endorsement to nice works of children, the experts called for need to set personal examples through parents' conduct to be imbibed and imitated by children.
Even as multi media tools were aptly used to drive home some vital concerns, traditional modes like skit and musical presentations added upto the interest of parents who were absorbingly riveted throughout the workshop. Ms Beena Rao, Principal, The Millennium School, Bathinda said that the Millennium learning System developed by Educomp's team of over 100 educational researchers will be implemented in The Millennium School , Bathinda which is a part of countrywide chain of The Millennium Schools that would leverage Educomp's advanced learning systems.
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