Report on PTM – Parenting Session – Book Fair
We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
– Roy L. Smith
The atmosphere around PPSCIS was abuzz with excitement as we geared up for our first parenting session of the year, followed by the PTM. Adding to this was the book fair conducted by Evolved Books, encouraging children to purchase a good read.
The day began with the Parenting Session conducted by Mrs. and Mr. Roy along with CA Naveen Bachchawat. The session centered on tackling mobile addiction among children, highlighting key strategies for parents to employ. A primary focus was placed on establishing household rules governing mobile usage, aiming to strike a balance between the benefits and drawbacks of technology. Setting clear guidelines, such as screen time limits and designated device-free moments, can help mitigate the risk of excessive phone usage. Equally important was the concept of parents leading by example. Children tend to mimic their parents’ behavior, making it crucial for adults to model healthy mobile device habits.
Lastly, the session emphasized the significance of active listening and open communication between parents and children. Rather than imposing rules, parents were encouraged to engage in empathetic dialogues to better understand their children’s perspectives, fostering trust and cooperation in managing mobile addiction. These insights underscored the importance of a holistic approach to addressing this modern parenting challenge.
Following the Parenting Session was the PTM which fostered a healthy exchange between parents and teachers. Suggestions were made and implemented by both alike. It also helped parents understand the key areas of development in their children.
The Book Fair, organized by Evolved Books, proved to be a resounding success as it offered a diverse range of books catering to all age groups and genres. The fair was a literary haven, drawing the interest of avid readers and sparking the curiosity of young minds. Children, in particular, were captivated by the colorful array of books on display. Many of them eagerly purchased a substantial number of titles, fostering a love for reading and knowledge.
Such events are of paramount importance in our society as they promote literacy, a love for books, and intellectual growth. In a world dominated by digital distractions, these events remind us of the enduring magic of the written word and the significance of nurturing a lifelong reading habit.