Parenting in Wales
Parenting is easiest when it is based on good communications. Children have the right to express themselves, learn and develop. But parents also have the right to set limits about which behaviours are acceptable and which are not. Positive parenting encourages children and young people to understand how and why they should behave well, to develop skills of negotiation and compromise, and it fosters good family relationships.
Positive parenting is:
- showing appreciation and attention as ways of increasing positive behaviours
- recognising children’s developmental abilities
- balancing power between parents and children
- acknowledging children’s rights as laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Help at Hand – This booklet has been written by Children in Wales in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government and members of the Sdim Curo Plant!/Children are Unbeatable Campaign. The booklet provides useful information on positive parenting and positive discipline and helps parents to understand why physical punishment like hitting and smacking are never a good idea for children.
From Breakfast to Bedtime English – Children in Wales and NFPI. A booklet to help you and your child through the day.
Over the Top Behaviour in the Under Tens English – Children in Wales and NFPI. A booklet giving advice on what is normal childhood behaviour and what is problem behaviour.
Help at Hand Toolkit – This is a web based resource developed in Wales to change attitudes and behaviour around the physical punishment of children
Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance – This is the website of the UK campaign
Raise your Hand Against Smacking – this is the Council of Europe’s campaign against the corporal punishment of children