What is Parenting Week?
Parenting Week is lead by Parenting NI, it is a week celebrated in October each year to recognise and celebrate all those in a parenting role.
This year’s theme is ‘The Positivity of Parenting’
"The Positivity of Parenting" is about acknowledging the positive impact parents have on their children's lives, fostering love, support, and growth. It encourages parents and communities to celebrate the strengths, resilience and dedication of parents, as the backbone of families and communities.
The theme acknowledges that while parenting can be challenging, it also emphasises the joy, fulfilment, and meaningful experiences that come with raising a child.
Through this theme, Parenting Week 2023 aims to inspire a sense of pride and empowerment among parents, reminding them of the crucial role they play in shaping the next generation.
It also encourages others to support and uplift parents, recognising their significant contributions to society and the wellbeing of their children.
Celebrate #ParentingWeek with us!
How to get involved
Download Social Media Pack
Ahead of this year’s Parenting Week (16th-20st October), we have put together this social media pack for individuals and organisations who would like to be involved to share on their own channels during the week.
Organisations & Employers
Download Organisations & Employers Positivi-tea Pack
Download Organisations & Employers Activity Pack
Download Organisations & Employers Decorations Pack
Download Parenting Week Zoom Background
Host a positivit-TEA party!
Much like a regular tea party, invite employees to take time out for a much deserved cuppa. The pack contains instructions for how to host a positivit-tea party within a work place or community group. We encourage employers to celebrate with their employees during #ParentingWeek, and highlight the positivity of parenting. Create a platform for employees to highlight a positive about their parent or a positive about being a parent!
Schools & Parents
Get involved in #ParentingWeek by taking photos of completed Parenting Week activity packs and tag us on social media to be in with a chance to win prizes from Streamville farm, High Rise (Lisburn), Jungle NI, Little wings, The Lyric Theatre, W5 and more! Keep an eye on our social media on Monday 16th Oct for more information on our prizes and how to enter.