Mangaluru, Sep 26: As part of Manipal School’s annual parent engagement activity, the school had arranged an interactive virtual session on September 24, 2021. The event, ‘The 5 R’s of Parenting’ was presented by Aarti C Rajaratnam.
Aarti has a Master's in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology – Childhood and Adolescent Mental Healthfrom the University of Delhi, South Campus. She is a Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and istrained in Transactional Analysis (TA), Dream Analysis and Counselling. She is a compassionate psychologist, innovative educator, and best-selling author. She has several prestigious talks to her credit and has regular columns in leading newspapers and magazines.
The session was attended by around 200 participants which included parents of Manipal School students, teachers of the school, and the school Principal, Anuradha Shivaram. The event opened with a welcome speech by the principal followed by the guest introduction. Aarti conducted a hands-on session where she explained the 5 R’s of parenting – Routine, Reflection, Regulation, Relationships, and Restriction. She also answered various queries that parents and teachers had on the psychological and developmental aspects of childhood and growing up. The crucial topic of online learning and its impact on students was also touched upon.
The session concluded with a vote of thanks being delivered by Meghana. The event was well received and appreciated by parents and teachers alike. Parents got a chance to discuss parenting challenges and explore effective parenting skills. The takeaway from this session was indeed multifold.
Some valuable feedback received about the event are:
• “Really appreciate the wealth of knowledge and insight you've shared today on parenting tips 5 R’s. Thank you, ma’am, this is such a fun and informative session.” – Farhanaz
• “It was a good interactive session. Ms. Aartiinvolved the participants throughout the talk which usually doesn’t happen in most of the webinars. Very good and handy tips to handle stress. Overall worth the time.” - Dr. Sameena
• “Aarti Rajaratnam is an engaging resource person and very interesting to listen to. Her session on the 5 R’s of Parenting was very informative and thought-provoking and had the right mix of practical demonstration. The queries of parents were met patiently. My takeaway from the session is the connection ritual which I intend to practice every day.” - Vandana S Nayak
• “The session was very insightful, accurate and to the point. Understanding of how little things can bring about a big difference was wonderful. I really enjoyed the session!!” - Meghana