We at Mount Olympus believe that Guidance and Care should never stop hence a series of developmental workshops have been planned by the Department of Guidance and Counselling for all the stakeholders including teachers, students and parents. A Parent-Teacher webinar titled – ‘Together We Can’, was successfully conducted on 20.06.2020 for parents and teachers of grades Pre Nursery-XI. The webinar focused on the greater responsibility that the ongoing pandemic has put on both parents and teachers i.e. of ably nurturing and mentoring our children during challenging and times and times to come.
The audience comprising of parents and teachers were enthralled by the simplicity and wit of the renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Deepak Gupta,Founder Director CCAW, N Delhi and Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, N Delhi. Dr. Gupta precisely presented the real role of both parents and teachers in nurturing children. He agreed that mentors might feel perturbed by day to challenges of effective parenting and mentoring but shared candid yet simple and insightful solutions to overwhelming challenges. He discussed about ABC’s of our behavior, importance of acknowledgment, appreciation, consistency, routine, patience and connected communication. Also about different parenting styles, various ways to respond to the attention seeking behavior of children, difference between reacting and responding, insights into their day to day practices, responsibility as a parent and teacher to be a positive mirror to their child etc. The audience was enthused with hope, positivity and a sense of direction and confidence to be able to effectively deal with the challenges both today and tomorrow.
The webinar saw an overwhelming participation of 132 parents and teachers. The parents and teachers recognized and acknowledged the valuable guidance provided by Dr. Gupta. They appreciated the commitment of the principal Dr. Neeti C Kaushik and the school towards absolute wellbeing of each and every Mount Olympian, consistent efforts put in towards creating a positive school climate and exclusive handholding by the school towards strengthening the parent – child – school connect.