“You can’t think your way to a new way of acting, you must act your way to a new way of thinking.” David Schnarch (A famous American psychologist)
On that note, a parent counseling session was organised by MRIS-46, Gurugram for the parents of Grades IV to XII. The resource person was Ms. Geetanjali Kumar, a renowned psychologist, life skill trainer, parenting coach, motivational speaker and a family therapist who appraised that parents and children need to grow together. She reiterated that parents have to stop assuming and not be judgemental. To bring back the innocence of parenting that was prevalent years ago, new age parents need to revive their talent of singing lullabies and narrating stories rather than depending completely on technology.
It was indeed an enriching and interactive session. The parents learnt the new ways of parenting our new aged children. At the same time, there is no fixed formula or a recipe to excel the art of raising perfect children. Ms. Geetanjali Kumar’s tips and guidance will help parents to deal with a particular situation in a more responsible manner. One of the parents rightly summed it up- “We should give up our quest to raise the perfect child and understand that they have to choose their own path and act as facilitators in their journey.”