Workshop For Parents "Embrace the New Age"
Updated: May 30
Teach him to learn how to gracefully lose, and enjoy winning when he does win.
… teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Teach him if you can – how to laugh when he is sad, teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success. --- Abraham Lincoln to his son's teacher
This letter was written more than a century ago. Can anyone imagine parents writing a letter like this today ?
No way !
Today, the roles have reversed. Now this kind of a letter can be very well expected from a teacher to parents, because parents nowadays have become more competitive than their own children. They are anxious to see their children successful in their careers. Most are driven by a need to feel better, while many others project their own ambitions onto their children. So for them, it’s a constant battle to outdo others.
In their anxiety, they forget that the children have a personality of their own. They are individuals who have their own inclinations, likes and dislikes, hopes and fears. Zealous parents forget that children are trees that need nurturing only. They will grow on their own. They will decide how much water to absorb, how much sunlight to take in or which way to bend. We as parents forget that it would in our children’s best interest to let them be.
To give the necessary wake-up call, a webinar by life coach expert Ms. Mridul Jain was held today for the parents of learners studying at GGS. The webinar was for parents who have children studying in grades 1st through 10th. The speakers reminded parents of healthy and effective parenting habits. Speakers shared activities and tips which used effectively, may help them let go and relieve themselves of their own anxiety to see their children succeed. Hopefully the webinars have had their necessary impact and will keep parents from prompting their wards to do better during online sessions.