A very informative seminar on “Understanding & Managing Child’s Negative Emotions” was organized by Udgam Pro Activity Club for parents of classes 1 to 3 on Oct 10th.
Our guest speaker Dr. Swapna Palkar, a child psychologist, advised parents to understand child’s tantrums and see what’s wrong with the child. Tantrums may happen when kids are tired, hungry, or uncomfortable; or because they can’t get what they want.
Being a parent one may feel embarrassed and ashamed when the child is whining, crying, screaming, kicking and hitting in front of others. She advised mothers not to label the child and handle the situation calmly as showing tantrums are a normal part of child development.
She gave tips to parents like the need to give clear explanations instead of saying ‘no’, how to divert their minds and if still they are uncontrollable then to simply leave the place for a while. She asked them to identify the roots of child’s temperament, give honest feedback and instruct not repeat the unusual act in future.
Parents who attended the seminar expressed a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure from the information received.