Positive parenting campaign launched

As the AM for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney can I urge parents to find out more about a new resource that promotes positive parenting. The ‘Parenting. Give it time’ campaign promotes the benefits of positive parenting approaches to help parents manage challenging periods in a child’s development.

Positive parenting techniques are the most effective ways of managing difficult behaviour and help parents develop good relationships with their children

The campaign provides a dedicated website, Facebook page and printed resources offering tips and information for parents.

From birth, these include:

  • take time to model the behaviour you want to see
  • make time for praise
  • take time for love and affection
  • make time to listen, talk and play
  • between the ages of 2 to 7, make time to set boundaries and routines to your day.

The campaign is part of the wider support for parents and is being launched ahead of the Welsh Government introducing legislation to ban the physical punishment of children in Wales.

Dawn said “It’s not easy being a parent, children do not come with instructions. I know this from personal experience. The ‘Parenting – Give It Time’ campaign is a great helping hand to parents and well worth taking a look at.”

“It is about positive parenting and gives advice on situations that every parent will recognise.  Positive parenting techniques are known to assist children to become confident and happy and help children to understand boundaries.”

“The Welsh Government are committed children’s rights and ensuring every child in Wales grows up in an environment that allows them to have the very best start in life.  This campaign is about supporting parents to achieve that outcome.” 

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