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Vunivau Ups Parenting Skills

Parents of Vunivau Village, Labasa, are working to eliminate all forms of corporal punishment with their children. This commitment was made after 13 women took part in a two-day workshop
18 Jul 2015 11:36
Vunivau Ups Parenting Skills
Parents and students of Vunivai Kindy.

Parents of Vunivau Village, Labasa, are working to eliminate all forms of corporal punishment with their children.

This commitment was made after 13 women took part in a two-day workshop organised by Empower Pacific at Vunivau Village on Wednesday.  Empower Pacific chief executive officer Patrick Morgam said the training focused on basic skills for positive parenting in the Northern communities.

“There will be times when parents do not know what the child wants, but if you put time into building positive relationships in your family, those relationships will see you through,” Mr Morgam said.

“Parents, guardians needed more knowledge and skills to make positive changes in their family’s lives including reinforcement of positive family values.”

The workshop was part of Empower Pacific’s Group Support Services and it was funded under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development Initiative through the Australian Government.

Vunivau villager Losalini Maikali said she learned new things.

“Before disciplining my children was hard, but after the workshop it has taught me to listen closely to my children and try and understand them,” she said.

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