Parenting: Children's voices

Parenting: Children's voices

Watch a short video to see young children talk about how they like to be parented. Their words have inspired parents to think about what really matters for their families.

Children's voices

Children's voices

This is a SKIP (Strategies with kids/Information for parents), Ministry of Social Development video. View the transcript.

Children talk about how they like to be parented

In this 3 minute video clip, young children talk about how they like to be parented. They answer the following questions:

  • how should we talk to you?
  • how can we help you behave well?
  • how can we reward you?
  • how can we help you when you’re upset?

Their words have inspired parents to think about what really matters for their families.

Pacific children's voices

Transcript

In this video, young children from a variety of Pacific backgrounds - Tonga, Niue, Cook Island Māori, Tokelau, Kiribati, Fiji and Samoa -  talk about the following important topics:

  • our families come from many places
  • who is your family?
  • we help our families
  • things we like to do together
  • this is how we like to be spoken to
  • what helps when you are upset?

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Family and Community Services - rātonga ā-whānau, ā-hapori, a service of the Ministry of Social Development, www.skip.org.nz for permission to reproduce these video clips on kidshealth

This page last reviewed 16 September 2015.
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