This was an eye-opener about the psychology of children for parents and teachers of Kalaimagal Matric H.S. School, SIHS Colony. In the first week of November, Dr. Neminathan, a child specialist in association with Kongunadu Hospital interacted with more than 200 parents of the students of this school. Here, the doctor explained the importance of breastfeeding, need for mother's care for children, handling tantrums, about punishments and their effects. The teachers also got their doubts cleared during the interaction.Kalaimagal Quiz club was formed to increase the general knowledge of children and to make them understand the importance of being knowledgeable and smart. They conduct quiz programmes in the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. In these programmes, students are asked 20 questions on a given topic and there are also other questions on current affairs. The given topics are usually related to the subjects, so that students would become conversant in those subjects. The winners are given books of general interest as prizes.

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