The Boon and Bane

The COVID-19 health emergency has brought unimaginable changes to families all over the world thrusting many parents into new and unfamiliar roles. The pressure to juggle multiple roles without support structures has proven stressful, leaving them with less quality time to enjoy parenting. To give support and reassurance to parents and educators in these challenging times, Bhavans Kuwait, under the aegis of the Department of Counseling, organized an informative and interactive session on the topic ‘Is your Connection Stronger than the Wifi?’ on 6 November, on the virtual platform. Ms. Seema Girija Lal, a prominent mental health consultant, the Co-Founder and Executive Trustee of ‘Together We Can’ (TWC), hosted the enlightening session. She detailed on the parenting strategies and lifestyle changes to adopt during these unprecedented times. This was followed by a question-and-answer session, where in the resource person answered the questions that the parents had posted through Google Forms. Mr. T. Premkumar, the Principal of Indian Education School, thanked Ms. Seema Girija Lal for accepting the invitation and devoting her time to educate parents and educators. A virtual token of appreciation was also presented to the resource person. The session instilled confidence in the parents and educators to navigate gracefully through tough times and also train children to be resilient.    

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