Chennai, Dec 16:
Pavithram NGO hosted a one day seminar at Chennai on “The Role of Parents towards the Care of Children mainly on the Psychology of bringing up and educating children. DrMaruthini Deivanayagam from Sri Lanka delivered the special address, on the psychological aspects of bringing up children.
Dr. Maruthini Deivanayagam emphasized in her talk while communicating with children, it is necessary to alter our modulation the modulation of voice according to them. They should feel drawn to do what we expect of them.
For example, it is a known fact that children must brush their teeth on waking up in the morning. Instead of instructing them directly to brush their teeth, it would be better if we make the routine interesting by asking “Sweetie, would like to use a green brush or red brush?”. They would feel important enough to choose their brush, and would look forward to brushing their teeth as well.
Basically, children are more attached to their mothers till the age of 10. But during these years, mothers should teach their children the importance of active interaction with the father also. Parents should ensure and take care that they do not misbehave or fight in front of their children.
Be it in London or Sri Lanka or India, we hear it being spoken among our circle of friends and associates that children like to be advised. Another important point mentioned by Dr. MaruthiniDeivanayagam was that children that were conceived through at the same time theParents who received their children through artificial insemination are more attached and more caring to the children than others
Parents play a vital role in the education of their children. Keeping them away from school due to financial situations and lack of time is not good, says AarthiSrinivasan, who is an Educational Therapist. AarthiSrinivasan trains teachers of schools across Tamilnadu about the nuances of child psychology. She stresses on the fact that children perform better at their studies when they are kept away from electronic gadgets like the television and mobile phone, due to the mental stress that they cause. Parents should be the path-breakers for their children by setting an example in reducing or stopping their own TV viewing time. Dr. J. JoiceThilagam, retired Homoeopathic Medical Officer Corporation of Chennai, Former Registrar of Govt. of Tamilnadu Homoeopathic Medical Council was moderator of the seminar. She advises that parents should hug their children regularly, pat them on their backs whenever they achieve something and speak good and kind words to them always. Even if the incident is as small as getting a glass of water, it is imperative for parents to appreciate the way in which the water was brought without spilling a drop.
The seminar was attended by more than 100 parents with their children.