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Common Sense Parenting reaches HFC, Couva


Form one parents during the orientation session on CSP
Form one parents during the orientation session on CSP

Holy Faith Convent, Couva is the latest school to embrace the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission’s Common Sense Parenting (CSP) programme.

For two days in late August senior students, and parents of new students were introduced to CSP during an orientation session held before the start of the new academic year.

On August 27, 60-70 lower sixth form students received their orientation; at Holy Faith, lower sixers are school prefects. The following day, approximately 200 parents of form one students learnt more about CSP.

Recently-appointed principal Sr Theresa Vialva, HF said the programme was being introduced to help parents improve their parenting skills. And with a view to the future, it was decided to introduce the programme to lower sixers to break the poor parenting cycle. “What I like particularly about CSP is the academic base, and because we parent as we were parented, I felt we needed to help to break the cycle by offering the students these skills.” She added that at some stage students will become parents and will be in need of parenting skills.
Sessions for parents were expected to begin Sep 15 and run for six weeks on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Sessions for the lower six students are to be conducted by trainers during school hours later in the term.

CSP sessions have been held at a number of schools including St Joseph Convent,San Fernando, Providence Girls, Sacred Heart Boys RC, La Horquetta South Government Primary and St Agnes Primary.

For more information on the CSP, contact the Family Life Commission: 672-4280 or via familylife.commission@gmail.com

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