Across the world, millions of parents are doing the best they can to raise their children well.
But parenting is a challenging vocation, and parents need all the support they can get. BCTÂ is convincedÂ that promoting and teaching Godâs pattern for parenting is key to raising children who are happy and resilient. It’s also essential for building healthy societies.
Many of our partner projects are running parenting workshops in local communities,Â as part of this commitmentÂ to parenting. At these workshops, parents learn vital skills: how to discipline children lovingly, how to communicate with children, how to deal with grief and trauma. They are also taught about ânormalâ child development, the importance of play, childrenâs rights and child protection.Â Many are learning for the first time what loving their children really means.
APRECOM, our partner in Rwanda, runs regular good parenting seminars in several locations, reaching hundreds of people. Recent seminars in Bukora have covered subjects such as family planning and how to communicate positively with children. Those who attended have been very willing to share their experiences and are now not only putting into practice what they have learned, but passing this wisdom on to others. The training has resulted in stronger relationships between parents and children, and the children being more included in their churches and in decision-making at home.