Parents recognized

For their interest in improving their parenting skills, parents are being rewarded with various prize packages.

Cayman Airways and Foster’s Food Fair provided the prizes for those who attended all three nights of the Parent Education Evenings, recently held in the districts.

These parent-education efforts are a continuation of the National Parenting Programme’s island-wide outreach under the theme, Bringing it Home; Keeping in Real, said a GIS press release.

Throughout the Cayman Islands, NPP teams distributed flyers or made personal visits to families to share practical tips on such matters as communication, budgeting and nutrition.

Some districts hosted social functions and picnics, while others focused on mother-daughter and father-son bonding.

Pamela Lightbody of East End won the grand prize of a Cayman Airways ticket. Winners of $100 gift certificates from Foster’s Food Fair were Ms Lightbody; Rosita Brown, Millie Miller and Linda Jackson, of North Side; Christine Mwaefula of Bodden Town; Vickie Anderson of George Town; and Cherith Ebanks of West Bay.

The prizes can be collected from Babry Hurlston in the Department of Children and Family Services, 4th floor, West Wind Building. Recipients must present a photo identification card in order to collect their gift certificates.

NPP Coordinator Debbie Webb extended her appreciation to all parents, guardians and caretakers who attended and participated in the parent-education evenings.

‘I congratulate the mothers, fathers and relatives who demonstrated interest in improving their family relationships,’ said Ms Webb. ‘The respective district teams are also to be commended. They organised and hosted the meetings, surveyed their communities to determine the topics of interest, made house-to-house visits to area residents, and provided refreshments for the participants.’

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For more information on the National Parenting Programme, contact 949-0290 or 925-5350.

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