Created by Updated on Nov 14, 2013
Recently I have been transferred to Lucknow, what I come to know that there the schools have interactive session where they do the screening of the child. At such a tender age the child has so much mood swing that even we as parents find difficult to cope…. So please suggest what care one should taken that the child performs on the interview day
| Nov 14, 2013
Hi Rajesh, I had the same issue with both my kids, and it looks like many schools ask for an interaction with the child nowadays before giving admissions. It was interesting for me to see that my old child actually did quite a few of the tasks put in front of her, but she wasn't on the initial shortlist, but my younger child didn't do much, and easily got admission. What that made me understand is that an interaction is just one of the parameters schools use to shortlist. A very important indicator is the admission form, as schools look for diversity nowadays and anything unique that you or your spouse are doing will help your child's case. For eg, if you are in a unique profession, absolutely put that down. If you are from a really well-known college, put that down.
| Nov 14, 2013
Specifically with respect to the interaction, i have realized with experience that preparing a child, putting pressure on the child etc don't help and are counter-productive many times. The best thing that worked for me was to make my child comfortable, make them aware of the surroundings so go for a walk and go around the interaction area, and then, simply let them have fun. A natural, happy child who is having fun is more likely to put puzzles together or do something that gets schools excited. Would be great if you can be calm and happy yourself, as your child will pick up your mood. all the best!