Speaking to the parents of boys who will now forever be known as "Josephites" has become a yearly event that I look forward to with a heart filled with gratitude.
I have had the privilege of conducting my parenting workshop at the parent orientation program at SJBHS St. Joseph's Boys' High School Bangalore (@sjbhs.official)- for the past 7 years now.
Every year I speak on the role of the parents in the successful schooling of their child.
Yesterday I spoke on how parents can prepare their children for the virtual classroom to ensure effective learning.
The response to the workshop was overwhelming.
The principal of the school Father Sunil Cletus Fernandes(sunilfernandes78) called the session inspiring and enriching.
The administrator of the primary section Father Vishal said that the workshop was everything the parents needed as they began their journey as parents of early learners.
He also shared with me that several parents had sent him a list of action points that they had decided they would work on to be better parents after attending the workshop.
There is nothing more that I can ask for.
It is not easy to speak to a virtual audience.
Because unlike a real audience - you cannot guage the impact your words are having on them as they sit far far away from you in their homes.
But when they voluntarily reach out and share the impact your words have had on them.......
And share what they are determined to change so that they can be better parents.....
You know that you are doing something right.
Like it does every year - yesterday's workshop at the St Joseph's Boys' High School has convinced me that my work is impactful.
And it is with gratitude that I promise to follow my chosen path and continue to make parenting easier through my work.