June 8, 2012

Parents urged to be Responsible Care Givers

Over sixty-five parents of students attending the Frankfield Primary and Infant School in South Manchester participated in a Parenting forum recently.

Field Officer from the Child Development Agency in Manchester Lascelles Crew reminded the parents about the importance of protecting the nation’s children. In his remarks he said, “We need to plan for our children because if we fail to plan our children may become a liability more than an asset to us in the future. It is time for our parents to be in charge when it comes to family planning and also to be responsible care givers,” Mr. Crew said.He advised the parents that every child wants to feel valued and urged them to always be truthful to their children. “You should also be observant always have an open line of communication. How we treat our children today will have an impact on what they will become tomorrow,” he emphasized.Financial Advisor from Guardian Life Albert Swaby used the opportunity to encourage the parents to save and plan for the future. He said, “if you are not saving, you are living above your means and we have the responsibility as parents to plan for our children’s education”.Natalee Irving, Jamalco’s Community Relations Officer implored the parents to always strive to be good parents. “Love your children. Encourage and praise them when they do a good job at home or school,” she stated.Ms. Irving asked them to be exemplary parents. “You need to put away anger and resentment and always be in-tune with what is happening in today’s society, she added.Teacher from the Frankfield Primary and Infant School Denise Brown, expressed thanks to Jamalco for organizing the activity. She urged the parents to do what is in their power to protect their children.This parenting forum is one of several Jamalco’s initiatives held in neighbouring schools and communities in the company’s operating area.

CDA Lascelles Crew and parents at the forum.

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CDA Field Officer Lascelles Crew (2nd R) shares some tips with parents at the parenting forum.