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Parenting Seminars conducted by ‘The Commuknitree’

article31staugust14As committed at their launch ‘The Commuknitree’ has been taking baby steps to fulfill their vision of providing the parents with a community level platform for the holistic development of the children. As part of the same commitment ‘The Commuknitree’ recently conducted the following seminars: POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT (for age group 2 to 6 years) on 2nd August, 2014 and LISTEN TO ME DON’T JUST HEAR ME (for age group 6 to 12 years) on 23rd August, 2014 in the Lake Homes community of Powai. Both these seminars were conducted under the broader topic of “THE POWER OF POSITIVE PARENTING” wherein the speaker Dr. Anureet Sethi, the head counselor at 70 schools of Podar, along with her team gave the parents insights into positively disciplining the children in the early years to reap rewards in the latter years. The tone of the seminars clearly reverberated that the physical, social and academic well being of the children can be positively influenced if the parents are well equipped and well informed to:

  • provide the right stimulus to their children to think, feel and imagine
  • handle peer pressure, handle negative emotions, negative labeling, express feelings
  • provide an environment full of play and physical exercise

The following quote very well summarizes the intent presiding at these seminars,

 “I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a parent or teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.”  — Dr. Haim Ginott

As explained by ‘The Commuknitree’ the Positive Parenting is a series of interactive seminars programmed to help raising children in a warm, loving, caring, supportive, positive environment built on the foundation of trust and respect. It’s about providing parents with vision and planning to help providing children with tools to build the self confidence, strong character and behaviour to handle the unknown challenges of life. It’s taking a Responsible Parental Leadership Role in guiding and inspiring children to control their path, believe in themselves and realize their self worth. It’s to teach parents to teach children to:

“Love Life… and… Live it With Passion”

It was a very happy feeling to notice the turn out of the parents at the seminars on a Saturday mornings and see the growing family of POSITIVE PARENTS willing to work on themselves.

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