New data dispels the myth that the strengthening of family is an unfashionable agenda; helpful evidence for those of us who wish to promote the important role of families in the formation of a well-functioning, flourishing society.
Last week, the mums participating in one of our Kids Matter programmes were tasked with making 'super mum' fridge magnets for one another. They did a beautiful job and the magnets were given with words of encouragement and received with both tears and laughter.
Making smacking illegal is a bold move and without an alternative discipline strategy in place, does not necessarily clarify the situation for parents.
Professors Philip and Carolyn Pape Cowan (internationally acclaimed for their work on family interventions and developing couple group interventions to strengthen family relationships) say that the inclusion of fathers in ‘parenting interventions’ is essential to the strengthening of families, at recent talk attended by Kids Matter.