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.
Dr Neminathan of Child Trust Hospital has said that parents should get their children vaccinated to protect them from influenza which is prevalent during monsoon time.
As per the centres for disease control and prevention(CDC) 90% Paediatric death occurred in unvaccinated childrenin the past years he said. The doctors say that influenza occurs globally with anaffect rate estimated at 5 – 10 % in adults and 20 – 30 % in children every year. One in three children with influenza will be in complication.
The complication of the fever leads pneumonia, the next stage and a child is required to behospitalized eventually leading to the death of the child. All of us do not have the antibody in our body and therefore achild or adult needs to get vaccinated every year. During monsoon influenza affects more children more than adults he added.
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