Parents received tips on behavioural changes of children at Julie Hall of Notre Dame Academy on Wednesday.
Not only were they given advice on how to bring up their children, their queries on various aspects were also answered.
The Parents-Teachers Association had organised a three-day-orientation programme on behavioural changes in a child on the school premises.
While the first day saw parents of Montessori I, the next two days would witness the parents of the other two Montessori classes.
Dr S.P. Srivastava, former head of the paediatrics department of Patna Medical College and Hospital answered the queries of the guardians.
Srivastava said: “Whatever mistake or mischievous thing a child does, he/she should not be scolded or punished. The parents should handle the matter very carefully and see to it that they convince their child not to repeat the act.”
He said this is a stage (three to six years of age) when children behave differently. They go to school, which is a totally new place for them. At home, they are just one or two and therefore they get more attention. When they start going to school, they do not know how to react among a large number of children of their own age.
Srivastava said: “In such a situation, parents would have to understand them and try to understand the reasons why there are such changes in the child.”
A parent asked Srivastava: “Earlier, when our daughter remained at home, she was well-natured but now she has started screaming. What is the reason?”
Srivastava replied that she has to be handled carefully and when she screams, she would have to be asked calmly why she does so. He said growing up is a part of life and parents need patience.