Stay tuned to our new posts and updates! Click to join us on WhatsApp L&C-Whatsapp & Telegram telegram Channel
L&C-Silhouette Subscribe
The L&C-Silhouette Basket
L&C-Silhouette Basket
A hand-picked basket of cherries from the world of most talked about books and popular posts on creative literature, reviews and interviews, movies and music, critiques and retrospectives ...
to enjoy, ponder, wonder & relish!
Support LnC-Silhouette. Great reading for everyone, supported by readers. SUPPORT

Story Telling Session in Workshop on Effective Parenting

September 3, 2015 | By

Ramendra Kumar’s straight from the heart, hands-on approach to parenting received an excellent response at the Workshop on Effective Parenting and Story Telling.

Ramendra Kumar

Ramendra Kumar at the Workshop on Effective Parenting and Story Telling

I was invited by IOC’s Paradip Refinery to conduct a story telling session for the students of Delhi Public School, Paradip and a Workshop on Effective Parenting.

I began by explaining to the children the various elements of a story including characters, plot, language, dialogues, view point, setting et al. My talk was laced with examples from literature as well as real life. I followed this up with a story called “By a Whisker” which is a humorous tale about a tiger who falls in love with a donkey. The children responded to my creative shenanigans with irrepressible energy and infectious effervescence.

I then left the floor open for a question and answer session. This turned out to be a rollicking and rocking affair. “What was the most memorable moment of your life? Which is your favourite book? How do you get ideas for writing? Name your favourite character?” The questions came thick and fast. I was amazed at the intelligence of the young and ignited minds! The kids turned out to be smart and savvy with loads of chutzpah! The Story Telling session was followed by a Workshop on Effective Parenting for the parents. More than 200 parents attended the session which was based on my book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm.

Ramendra Kumar

The question and answer session turned out to be a rocking affair.

I shared with the audience a Paradigm comprising  Five Pillars of Sharing, Caring, Fun and Joy, Healthy Living and Invaluable Values. The concept is based on ideas culled from my own experiences as a child from a broken home, my observations as a writer for children and my own struggles as a parent.

Ramendra Kumar explaining to a student

Ramendra Kumar explaining to a student

The paradigm is by no means a profound model on the art and science of   successful parenting, nor a quick fix offering an immediate and lasting solution.  It is a framework offering only gentle suggestions, hints and thoughts which would hopefully serve as unobtrusive guides as the parent journeys across  the tough terrain of parenting.

I touched upon several issues which affect new age parents. These included the new ATM or Anytime Memory Card, the concept of Passion Quotient, psyche of ambitious parents, menace of the Idiot Box, search for new icons, respect for women, reaching out to the elderly, challenges facing nuclear families, et al.  My straight from the heart, hands-on approach to parenting received an excellent response from the gathering who besieged me for autographs, photographs and advise on different aspects of parenting.

Effective Parenting; A New Paradigm is now available in Paperback on Amazon

Effective Parenting; A New Paradigm is now available in Paperback on Amazon and Flipkart

Read a bunch of interesting articles on Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is a children’s writer with 38 books to his name. He has won 34 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His writings have been translated into 15 Indian and 14 foreign languages and have also found a place in text books, as well as national and international anthologies. A much sought after inspirational speaker and story teller, Ramen has been invited to participate in several conferences and festivals. These include the IBBY Congress of Children’s Writers in Denmark (2008) & Greece (2018) and Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (2019), apart from many literary events across the country. In the Congress held in Greece he was the only writer from India to be invited to chair two sessions. An Engineer and an MBA, Ramen is former General Manager & Chief of Communications, SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant. He is the father of two children who are bonsai celebrities in their own right. While Ankita is a youth icon and a travel blogger with an Instagram following of 76K, Aniket creates cool Apps and designs covers for his Dad's books. His website is
All Posts of Ramendra Kumar

Hope you enjoyed reading...

... we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting our creative, informative and analytical posts than ever before. And yes, we are firmly set on the path we chose when we started... our twin magazines Learning and Creativity and Silhouette Magazine (LnC-Silhouette) will be accessible to all, across the world.

We are editorially independent, not funded, supported or influenced by investors or agencies. We try to keep our content easily readable in an undisturbed interface, not swamped by advertisements and pop-ups. Our mission is to provide a platform you can call your own creative outlet and everyone from renowned authors and critics to budding bloggers, artists, teen writers and kids love to build their own space here and share with the world.

When readers like you contribute, big or small, it goes directly into funding our initiative. Your support helps us to keep striving towards making our content better. And yes, we need to build on this year after year. Support LnC-Silhouette with a little amount - and it only takes a minute. Thank you

Support LnC-Silhouette

Creative Writing

Got a poem, story, musing or painting you would like to share with the world? Send your creative writings and expressions to

Learning and Creativity publishes articles, stories, poems, reviews, and other literary works, artworks, photographs and other publishable material contributed by writers, artists and photographers as a friendly gesture. The opinions shared by the writers, artists and photographers are their personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of Learning and Creativity- emagazine. Images used in the posts (not including those from Learning and Creativity's own photo archives) have been procured from the contributors themselves, public forums, social networking sites, publicity releases, free photo sites such as Pixabay, Pexels, Morguefile, etc and Wikimedia Creative Commons. Please inform us if any of the images used here are copyrighted, we will pull those images down.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Today’s Motivation

<div class=at-above-post addthis_tool data-url=></div>There is so much in the world to learn from. Learning is a joy and full of excitement.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class=at-below-post addthis_tool data-url=></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
There is so much in the world to learn from. Learning is a joy and full of excitement.