‘Raising Confident Children: A 52 Week guide’ by Dr Samir Parikh launched on the eve of National Children’s Day
- The book provides Messaging parents, encouraging a dialogue, providing steps to instil confidence among their children
- The book is presented by the Fortis School Mental Health Programme and Rupa Publications
The Fortis School Mental Health Programme, under the aegis of Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences Fortis Healthcare launched the book, ‘Raising confident children: A 52-week guide’ by Dr Samir Parikh, Director – Fortis National Mental Health Program, Kamna Chhibber and Mimansa Singh. The book was formally released by Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Healthcare here today.
The book is a very useful guide for parents, enabling them to understand how they can instil confidence in their children. Exercises and activities have been given sequentially, week by week, on how this can be done. When implemented together, these act as an aid in building confidence among children, allowing them to grow into self-assured adults. The conversations in the book revolve around positive messaging, inculcating skills, building resilience and coping in children.
Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Healthcare said, “In today’s changing world, it is important that we focus on building parenting skills. It is particularly important in the context of creating the right platform for children to develop into confident individuals as adults. This book is very significant and provides parents the right tools to be able to contribute to their children’s development.”
Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences said, “We recognise that children need important life skills to navigate through the challenges that they face in their daily lives. Parents play the most important role in imparting them these. Confidence is an attribute that can support a child for life and there are some keyways, which if integrated into parenting practices, can lead to the development of confidence in a child. This book is written in a format that is easy to understand and implement. Each section can be utilized independently as well and would certainly act as an aid to parents in making their children into self-assured adults.”
The Fortis School Mental Health Program works with close to 5000 schools across 300 cities in the country, equipping the students with strategies towards smart goal setting, improving memory, enhancing concentration, time management, building resilience, coping mechanisms, preventing bullying, to name a few, through its various workshops and programs.