Parents to learn how to discipline children

November 10, 2017
File A young child with the scars left by an abusive parent.
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Parents and guardians are to benefit from two Parent Villages being staged by the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) this month, during which they will learn effective strategies to discipline their children.

The villages, which are part of Parent Month activities, will be held in Kingston and Montego Bay on November 11 and 25, respectively.

Chief Executive Officer of the NPSC, Kaysia Kerr, said frustration is cited as one of the major factors that lead to excessive disciplinary measures being meted out on children.

 

POSITION OF ANGER

 

She noted that parents are often not sufficiently equipped to assess and correct certain behaviour patterns in their children, which leads them to react from a position of anger.

"When the children step out of line, the first response should not be one of aggression, but it should, instead, be one that causes the child to reflect on his/her actions. We also cannot emphasise enough the need for parents to influence behaviour through their own conduct," Kerr said while speaking at a Think Tank held recently at the JIS headquarters in Kingston.

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