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Government will soon be providing parents and guardians with another opportunity to sharpen their skills.
The Division of Family will be hosting a Parenting in the Community session on Saturday, August 25, at the Checker Hall Playing Field and Pavilion, St. Lucy, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and all parents in the area and surrounding districts are encouraged to attend.
This session will give persons a chance to receive valuable information on positive parenting, as well as drug education, adolescence and domestic violence. Counsellors will also be on hand to have discussions with parents.
Staffers from a number of organisations, including departments within the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth, will also be available to discuss the services they offer.
A kids zone will be set up so children can engage in fun activities, including face painting, interacting with a clown and playing in a jumping tent.
The Division of Family currently offers a centralised 18-week intensive training programme to promote positive parenting skills. However, as some parents might not be able to attend, the Division is staging this event in the community to ensure the information is more accessible.??