On February 14, 2017, G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, organized an enlightening and interactive workshop on parenting. The workshop was conducted by Dr Shimi Kang, a Canadian-Indian renowned Psychiatrist, an award winning Harvard trained medical doctor, researcher and expert on the science of human motivation. The mother of three, a TEDx speaker, Dr Kang, is the author of “The Dolphin Parent: A Guide To Raising Healthy, Happy and Self-Motivated Kids”.
Dr Kang provided practical communication and lifestyle prescriptions to enhance key twenty first century skills in young children. The content included expansion of the understanding of key concepts of self-motivation, adaptability and consciousness quotient. Need to promote creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and contribution as a part of Consciousness Quotient or 5CQ’s was emphasized. The parents said they were very satisfied to have found answers to some very difficult problems.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, a special assembly was held in the school to address the issue of bullying. A workshop named “Bully to Buddy” was organized as a part of the assembly. The workshop aimed to counter the recent trend of bullying among young children. It was conducted by Ms Geetika and Ms Aditi from Fortis Healthcare. The two psychologists are working in the field of “Mental Health of Children and Adolescents”.
It was an interactive workshop with the entire school forming a part of the audience – teachers and students alike. The resource persons apprised the children how to handle difficult situations. The enthusiastic interaction of the students with the resource persons during and after the workshop was heartening to watch. The effort was well applauded.