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Workshop Children’s voices

Objectives

  • To build the confidence and ability to parent positively.
  • To use a firm and fair approach to parenting.
  • To understand the difference between discipline and punishment.

Process

Watch the SKIP video/s ‘Children’s voices’ together. Choose from these YouTube options:

Although the children may be older than your group’s children, there are some great messages in here for all of us.

Discuss as a group:

  • What did you like about the video/s?
  • What are the main messages the children tell us?

In pairs or small groups, work together and discuss the questions below. Imagine you were making a film and asked children your child’s age the questions below. How would they respond? (Regardless of their age, imagine that the kids can all talk):

  • How should your mum and dad talk to you?
  • How can they help you to behave well?
  • How can they reward you?
  • How can they help you when you’re upset?
  • How do you know your mum and dad love you?

Afterwards, ask the participants:

  • What have you learned?
  • Can you think of new or different things you can do to help your child?



Resources

SKIP YouTube videos