Indian Women Network (IWN) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Coimbatore Child Trust Hospital jointly conducted an awareness programme at ALG Matriculation School, in which close to 700 persons including students and parents participated. Managing director of the hospital K. Neminathan spoke on the importance of cleaning hands. He called it the most cost efficient way to avoid the spread of various diseases and infections. “Proper adherence to hand washing as a practice has proved to be effective in bringing down chances of diarrhoea by 50 per cent,” he said. “Persons suffering from infections should wash their hands so that they don’t spread the infections. Those who don’t have infections should also frequently wash hands to stay away from contracting it,” Dr. Neminathan said.
IT IS not enough if parents just send their children to school; they must spend precious time with them to give them the confidence to face the world. Bad behaviour cannot be set right by punishment alone. The children must be given `positive reinforcement' to make them feel better about themselves, said a panel discussion on "Development of the child as healthy personality." Organised by the Vidya Vikasini Nursery School as part of its parent-teacher meeting, the panel members Dr. Neminathan, Director, Coimbatore Child Trust, Dr. Jaya Muthu, Dean, Avinashilingam Home Science College, and Visalakshi Rajagopal, Principal, Vidya Vikasini Institutions, spoke on various aspects of child rearing. Dr. Neminathan spoke about the importance of parenting, childhood, common behavioural problems and the psychological needs of children while Dr. Jaya discussed parental stress and tension and methods to overcome them. She also highlighted the importance of nutritious food. and spending quality time with children. The Principal asked the parents to stop expecting too much of children. "This leads to many problems," she told them. Free seminar on Art and Science of Parenting will be held on request in your organisation to contact Mr . Balu / Sheela - 9842811198