Testimonials

Deepa Jagan

SAHHEAL Healing Consultant and Hypnotherapist

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Parenting Matters helped me understand the child within me so that I could handle my son and daughter.

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Parenting Matters helped me understand the child within me so that I could handle my son and daughter. At the time when I knew that the kind of parenting I experienced during my childhood needed a change to suit the current times, they helped me with skills which were required to help myself as a person and my children. I tried to use these skills in my day-to-day life and saw huge changes in my relationships.

The module on Effective Communication really helped me to get across to my children effectively and it has been 4 years since I attended their sessions but it still works.

Nilofer Anisa

B.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science, M.Sc. in Psychology Clinical Hypnotherapist.

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It showed me better ways of communicating with my children, where we understood one another and resolved many conflicts...

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"PARENTING MATTERS" in many ways has changed my perception of being a parent and as well as 'what it feels to be a child'... I became aware of the mindset where I thought that children were after all 'children' and needed to be moulded and treated as one.

It showed me better ways of communicating with my children, where we understood one another and resolved many conflicts and frictions due to lapses which led to unnecessary confrontations. We mothers would look forward to our parenting day which was always well planned and organized in a very friendly setup.

The topic for the day would be discussed in detail and this helped me connect better with my children.Parenting Matters has helped me help my children to be more responsible and independent.

Prem Kumar

Single dad. Head, Business Development at ICHIEVE.

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Parenting Matters made me change the way I perceived my daughter...

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Parenting Matters made me change the way I perceived my daughter. I began to appreciate her as an individual. I learnt to accept things about her that were not necessarily in consonance with my views. This created the space for mutual respect. Our relationship blossomed.

Mamta Nichani

B.A .With P.G. in Yoga, presently teaching yoga

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Parenting matters: yes it mattered to me, like a caterpillar evolves into a beautiful butterfly, the same way I as a mother grew to learn to value the most wonderful relationship.

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Parenting matters: yes it mattered to me, like a caterpillar evolves into a beautiful butterfly, the same way I as a mother grew to learn to value the most wonderful relationship. I started to understand myself, the side of which i had never seen till parenting mattered.

I am grateful to all the wonderful people with whom I shared and learnt to value this phase of my life. I wish that this forum of parenting matters grows leaps and bounds to make a difference for many as it did for me to cherish my bonds with my child.

Ramya

Homemaker

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The sessions help us to share our opinions, fears, and gives us a lot of suggestions to face day to day issues with our children.

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I want to thank Parenting Matters for bringing in this concept of parenting sessions. As a mother each one of us have our own way of bringing up our children, but we still have our doubts in doing that.

The sessions help us to share our opinions, fears, and gives us a lot of suggestions to face day to day issues with our children.

I am very happy that i was able to attend the teen group session, which helped me a lot in understanding my son and his feelings too.

Geetanjalee

Homemaker

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Parenting Matters has given me an insight into raising happy kids...

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Parenting Matters has given me an insight into raising happy kids, accepting them the way they were meant to be and most importantly enjoying being with them and not shepherding them.

Thank you to the Parenting Matters team for just being there and making me feel we were all on the same boat which did have a cathartic effect on most occasions.

Mohan Babu

Virtusa

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I believe that every session was informative and was meeting the requirements and expectations...

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I believe that every session was informative and was meeting the requirements and expectations. The most important thing I liked was role plays and handouts. They kept us pondering on our kid's actions and our reactions.

Anu

Business journalist

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Parenting Matters has made me enjoy and value my children a lot more. It has helped me to step back and understand where my children come from.

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Parenting Matters has made me enjoy and value my children a lot more. It has helped me to step back and understand where my children come from.

It has also taught me that a lot of parenting is not just about correcting children but about connecting with children. I have read tons of books and articles on parenting, but nothing comes even close to the value I have derived from the weekly sessions that focus on different aspects of parenting.

Thenmozhi

Lawyer

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Thanks to Parenting Matters, I am able to channelize the anger and irritation I may have on my children effectively without insulting them.

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I've been participating in the group workshops organized by Parenting Matters a.k.a. 'Positive Parenting' since 2006. I was probably one of the first members of the weekly group that used to be conducted in Anna Nagar. I have benefited immensely from the workshops and group discussions.

The topics close to my heart are dealing with the children's tantrums and dealing with my own anger. Thanks to Parenting Matters, I am able to channelize the anger and irritation I may have on my children effectively without insulting them.

The topics are well researched by the facilitators and the whole session is very interactive. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the facilitators personally for helping me in changing my parenting style.

Gunita Kaur

Homemaker

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They were Parenting Sessions where soon my apprehensions turned to confidence.

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Parenting Classes ??? NO!!!

They were Parenting Sessions where soon my apprehensions turned to confidence. The interactive methods of these sessions helped me and other parents to enjoy the uniqueness of every child-parent relationship.

Debah

Homemaker

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I learnt to really listen when my kids wanted to talk, and not just talk when I wanted them to listen!

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I first heard about Parenting Matters when I saw the poster at my children's school. Though a friend too had recommended it, it was only later that I joined the Harrington Road group because I had thought parenting programs were only for parents who had problems with their children!

As a parent of 2 boys, I was definitely looking for tips and methods to handle them. Funnily, the first lesson I learnt at Parenting Matters was how to handle myself! I learnt to really listen when my kids wanted to talk, and not just talk when I wanted them to listen!

I realised that parenting is not just about grand ambitions and fantastic goals for your children. Being a parent is sometimes just about pleasant daily routines and dignified interaction with your kids. All I want to tell the other parents out there - it's okay to need help in parenting. None of us are perfect. It's all trial and error.

Supriya Padmanabhan

My Persona, Managing Director

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Parenting Matters helped me recognize the natural needs behind behaviour and how to satisfy those needs without breaking the rules of the house!

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When I became a mother, I assumed the responsibility of “shaping & moulding” a child. I was so caught up with this responsibility, that it became hard work & a frustrating chore. Parenting Matters changed that. They helped me become a more aware parent.

Aware of the real purpose of being a parent: to help my child discover life joyfully, to help him feel good about himself, to help him be empowered to live life according to his dreams.

Aware that I was not alone in feeling that I was fighting a battle with my child: I met parents who all had similar stories to tell. I learnt from their experiences.

Aware that my child has needs that cause him to act in a certain way: A lot of behaviour is the result of the physical & emotional needs of a child, needs that change as he grows. Parenting Matters helped me recognize the natural needs behind behaviour and how to satisfy those needs without breaking the rules of the house!

Aware of how I communicated with my child despite my best intentions. They introduced me to aspects of effective communication that helped me in my relationships with friends & family, not just my child!

Thank You Parenting Matters – for helping me enjoy motherhood every step of the way.