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  • Some 100 parents from Kingston and St. Andrew will participate in a parents’ forum hosted by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC).
  • “The objectives of the forum are to highlight the importance of effective parenting in the lives of children and to provide support for parents as they take on the awesome role of parenting,” she added.
  • The forum will take the form of working groups, where parents will be engaged in discussion on topics such as planning for your children; developing healthy children; making school a priority; setting limits at home and school; self-empowerment, and technology and your responsibility as a parent.

Some 100 parents from Kingston and St. Andrew will participate in a parents’ forum hosted by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC).                                                       The forum will be held on Thursday (November 27) at the Alhambra Inn and Restaurant, 1 Tucker Avenue. Registration starts 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by an opening ceremony. Registrar at the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR), Greig Smith, will be the guest speaker.                                                        Chair of the Parents Forum Planning Committee and Manager, Community Interventions at the Early Childhood Commission, Jasmine Robinson, told JIS News that the event is aimed at fostering positive parenting.

“The objectives of the forum are to highlight the importance of effective parenting in the lives of children and to provide support for parents as they take on the awesome role of parenting,” she added.

The forum will take the form of working groups, where parents will be engaged in discussion on topics such as planning for your children; developing healthy children; making school a priority; setting limits at home and school; self-empowerment, and technology and your responsibility as a parent.

The main facilitator will be Parenting Specialist at the Coalition for Better Parenting, Doret Crawford.

Mrs. Robinson explained that at the end of the forum, the parents would be able to develop a plan that will help them to provide the support to their children or wards, to become better individuals.

The Parents Forum is the final of five activities that the NCMC undertook for 2014 in observance of Child Month in May; and Youth and Parent Month in November, under the theme: ‘Parents Take Responsibility: Break the Cycle’.

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