The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC)

Report
Dr. Patrece Charles
Executive Director
The Job of A Parent

Parenting, while a rewarding and satisfying experience,
is often an overwhelming, stressful and frustrating job,
especially
when
caring
for
children
behavioural problems or special needs.
with
The National Parenting Support
Commission (NPSC)

 Provide skills and services to support and
strengthening positive parenting practices.
 To facilitate the development of an enabling
environment in schools and communities, in which to
improve parenting practices.
Parenting Support

 The Government, recognized the challenges some
parents face, and realized that it “must create
structures and services to enable parents to learn and
practice good parenting skills”, especially as it
relates to Early Childhood Development
Parenting support during the ECD

 Support their child’s education and to deal with issues that
could affect a child, young person and family’s well-being.
 This could include: advice, support and guidance on a
range of issues and help for families to find other learning
opportunities, such as parenting programmes, or family
and adult learning where children can learn with their
parents.
Benefits of Parental Involvement in ECD

The child:
 Becomes motivated
 Develops the ability to
work independently
 Develops positive
learning habits
 Interacts well with
his/her teacher
The parent develops:
 Increased understanding
about child’s school &
expectation
 Better interaction with
child
 Increased level of selfesteem
 Better parent-teacher
relations
INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO SUPPORTING
PARENTS

A Parents’ Place is a “one-stop-shop” for parents, a
place in or near every major community, identifiable by
its logo and by its activities.
 It is a comfortable and attractive place for parents to
go for parenting information, for courses and
workshops, for mutual support from other parents,
and—where resources and creativity allow—other
needed or desirable activities, such as social and
recreational family activities, counselling and other
helping services, and income-support training
activities for parents’ economic betterment.

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