Kelly encourages parents to take part in Parenting Week
Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Kelly has stressed the importance of positive parent-child relationships and encouraged parents to take part in Parenting Week.
The party’s Spokesperson for Children and Young People was speaking after facilitating a meeting of the Sinn Féin MLA team with the leading local charity ParentingNI.
Catherine Kelly said:
“Parenting week not only celebrates the difficult but amazing job that parents do, but it allows us to reflect on issues faced by parents.
“I would encourage parents to engage in Parenting Week and to celebrate how powerful their relationship is in helping to raise happy and healthy children.
“I attended ParentingNI’s event last week in Girdwood Community Hub with over 240 professionals and practitioners which focused on the importance of parent-child relationships.
“Children’s relationship with their parents shape how they see the world and parents should never underestimate how a close, loving relationship with their child can support their wellbeing.
“ParentingNI provide resources and support which can help parents learn about the importance of relationships in the home as well as giving wonderful advice on how to improve them. To access these resources online click on parentingni.org.”