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17 August 2011

Community parenting indaba

Young Mom Support, together with The Parent Centre, hosts a community event where families can come together and discuss their experiences of parenting in the extended family.

It takes a village : parenting across the generations

Living with extended family can be challenging, as each member comes to terms with their role in the family; trying to find their place, not step on anyone’s toes, find a moment of privacy. For grandparents in the extended family, it might be difficult to take a step back, to not “interfere” in the way their children raise their own children. To realize that different parenting styles are not necessarily “wrong” – to let go, and let their children take ultimate responsibility for the little ones. Or they might feel taken advantage of - a permanent, convenient babysitter and provider.

 
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