Positive Indigenous Parenting prepares our Indigenous parents to use a culturally specific approach within family raising dynamics. The materials presented during these 4 sessions draw on the strengths of historic First Nations child-rearing practices, traditional values with contemporary skills.
My daughter was very shy and uncomfortable around other people and children. We have been coming to family futures programs twice a week since September and she has definitely came out of her shell. She now socializes with other children her age and also with the program co-ordinators. I have also been able to use some of the songs and rhymes at home to help with my daughters day to day activities.
I am currently pregnant and I can’t take my kids out to the park very much because I don’t have the energy to run after them or lift them so this was especially good to have this resource where I know my son is getting out some energy while I’m still spending quality one-on-one time with him and I don’t have to be the one to initiate the activities. This program was well organized and my son always looked forward to class. He loved the social aspect of it too – being able to lead activities and share thoughts.