Why is it important to celebrate parenting?
Parents have an incredibly special role to play within our society - they are raising our future generation. Whilst most people would agree that this is an important and at times difficult job, often the expectations the society place on parents can make their job much more challenging.
Parenting has changed over the generations. In our grandparents generation stress was generally about providing for children’s practical needs e.g. food and clothing. Today, parent’s stress may be caused by these practical needs but also around expectations and “getting parenting right”. Parents are facing new challenges as technology develops and the influence of social media.
Parenting NI has a vision of a future where parenting is highly valued and so we believe it's important to take Parenting Week to recognise the important role parents have to play in children's lives and highlight the amazing job they do every day.
We love to see as many parents, schools and organisations getting involved in the during this week as possible. We will provide a range of activities to help you get involved with the week.
Packs and resources will be available to download online later in the year. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.