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Summer roadshow stops in Bridgend to provide positive parenting support

Parenting isn’t always easy; the Welsh Government’s Parenting. Give it time campaign wants to help by providing positive parenting information, advice and support for parents with children up to the age of 18.

Just three months since physical punishment of children became illegal a series of parenting information roadshows will visit locations across Wales between June and September 2022.  The roadshows will visit Bridgend Asda on Thursday 14 July 2022 (9.30am-12.30pm).

The roadshows will offer informal public drop-in sessions at supermarkets and public events, providing practical advice on positive parenting techniques and an opportunity to find out more about the new law on physical punishment. 

Representatives from local authority parenting and family support services and Parenting: Give it time will be on hand to talk all things parenting.

The roadshow coincides with a new national advertising campaign, ‘Not here’, which raises awareness that physical punishment, like smacking, is now illegal in Wales.

Sue Layton, Chair of the National Parenting and Family Support Strategic Leads Network, which supports practitioners to deliver quality family/parenting support services, added, “We’re delighted that the roadshow will be visiting Bridgend to talk to families about Parenting. Give it time and what it has to offer. With the recent change in law on physical punishment in Wales, there has never been a better time to find out about positive ways to manage children’s behaviour. If you can’t come along, don’t worry, the Parenting. Give it time website has lots of information and resources to help and support parents or you can contact your local authority direct to find out what parenting support is available.”

Paul Mee, Chair of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Safeguarding Board, said, “Now is a great time to talk about positive alternatives to physical punishment. Raising children is incredibly rewarding but can also be challenging at times! We want to help share our knowledge and look forward to attending the roadshow in Bridgend to meet parents and children face-to-face and answer any questions they may have.”

Posted on Wednesday 13th July 2022