“When I take a program with a child, almost 40% of my effort goes towards coaching the parents not to violate the child’s control and responsibility and how to stop being judgmental,” says Smrati Mehta, a Davis facilitator in Mumbai. “With Davis training the one thing which is ingrained in us as the basic principal: let your client guide you. The child is enabled to explore his potential in the way he feels safe. This boosts the confidence levels of the child and he/ she feels so elated, with improved self-esteem and new found keys to learning.”
In an interview first published online at www.schoolnmore.com, Smrati encouraged parents to be open and respectful with their children, rather than judging or blaming them for their difficulties. A loving, supportive approach will help boost self-confidence and in turn help the child become more motivated and ready to take on responsibility for for their own learning.
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