Parent Education

WHY INDUS WORLD SCHOOL / Parent Education

Parenting Tool

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At Indus World School, we believe that each parent has a unique parenting style. The key to becoming a successful parent is self-awareness about one’s own parenting style and then making amendments towards improvements.

We have a tool which helps parents identify their parenting style and scores are given on the 4 different parenting styles. The five parenting styles and their respective characteristics are given as below:

Prescriptive Style

  • Usually gives a stern command
  • Comes with heavily directed words like must/never/always
  • Usage example 1: We must ‘always’ obey our elders
  • Usage example 2: We must ‘never’ waste food
  • Judgement based, Approval seeking
  • What people with think/say?”
  • This prevents child’s decision-making ability and reduces appropriate estimation of self-worth
  • How many likes on FaceBook?

Normative Style

  • Engages child’s sense of reasoning
  • Why we should wish people, without causing external dependence or guilt
  • E.g. Makes people happy/friendly to you
  • Reduces dependence on others judgement
  • Greater sense of self-worth
  • Based on values/principles
  • Reduce approval seeking
  • Develops child’s decision-making ability

Nurturing or Supportive Style

  • Comes from a healthy ‘nurturing’ parent who is available to child when genuinely needed
  • Acknowledging and accepting feelings is a great way to start
  • Improve your listening skills
  • Opposite of nurturing is over-nurturing/ rescuing style - they may discount children by helping them when not needed

Problem Solver

  • Stays in the “here-and-now”
  • Objective fact-based assessment of reality
  • Not overpowered by past experiences/feelings
  • This disregards child’s emotional needs

Resilient or Sulking style

  • The parent is an eager listener & learner
  • The parent wants to hear the suggestions by children
  • Ready to accept own mistakes. Has creative adaptability

We believe that the successful parenting is to find out one’s own dominant parenting style and work towards improvement of parent-child relationships.

Open Workshops for Parents

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At Indus World School, we conduct several workshops, training sessions and events for the benefits of parents. In fact, certain such sessions are even designed and delivered by the parent community.

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Parent Teacher Interactions

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We believe that the Parents/guardians and Teachers interactions (PTIs) are vital to effective academic, social, emotional and physical development of our students.

PTIs provide a wonderful support, reinforcement, course correction and the required energy for development of the students.

At the basic level, the parents or guardians wish to know if their child or ward is safe, secure and happy at the school and how they can help as parents or guardians. This is only passive interaction.

We believe that for the parents to be included in the growth and development of the students, they should not just be informed but also be taken as an integral part of the team that works development of the students. Parents are the partners in progress for the School.

The huge potential of PTIs is tapped by us when we engage the parent in a constructive, positive and meaningful interaction aimed to find solutions and innovative methods for overall improvement rather than trying to just identify problems.

We not only document the discussions conducted at the PTIs but also keep a tracker to ensure that we don’t miss out on any agreed upon action.

At Indus World School, we consider PTIs as a wonderful and effective source of improvement for the students, teachers and the School.