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Learning to be a Positive Parent

“The things that we do or say are the things our children learn” – Abel, a peer educator Parenting or bringing up children is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood! According to renowned developmental psychologist, Diana Baumrind, there are four patterns of parenting: Authoritarian parenting (Strict/harsh), Authoritative (responsible/caring), Permissive (lenient), and Uninvolved (neglecting/careless). In Uganda, the situation for parents is challenging given the extreme poverty and hardship surrounding them every day causing them to be authoritarian or uninvolved. It is also exacerbated by th

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