Celebrating Parenting in Challenging Times.
Why is it important to celebrate parenting?
Parents have an incredibly special role to play within our society - they are raising our future generation. Whilst most people would agree that this is an important and at times difficult job, often the expectations the society place on parents can make their job much more challenging.
Parenting has changed over the generations. In our grandparents generation stress was generally about providing for children’s practical needs e.g. food and clothing. Today, parent’s stress may be caused by these practical needs but also around expectations and “getting parenting right”. Parents are facing new challenges as technology develops and the influence of social media.
2020 has been a challenging year for us all! We wanted Parenting Week 2020 to acknowledge how difficult this has year has been, while celebrating the incredible work parents do every day. We hope to celebrate the positive moments that lockdown has brought and reflect on the importance of family and fostering strong relationships with your children.
Parenting NI has a vision of a future where parenting is highly valued and so we believe it's important to take Parenting Week to recognise the important role parents have to play in children's lives and highlight the amazing job they do every day.
Parenting NI have some great resources, including a selection of Top Tips that give some quick advice on how dealing with those parenting issues we all struggle with from time to time.
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