Parenting NI is excited to be reaching the milestone of its 40th Birthday next month. Established in September 1979 Parenting NI (formerly Parents Advice Centre) was established by a group of innovative and dedicated volunteers who identified the need to found an organisation who put parents at their heart. Forty years on, the organisation continues to go from strength to strength – a team of 30 dedicated staff deliver of a diverse range of quality services which have been specifically developed and tailored to meet parent’s needs. Parenting NI are uniquely positioned as the only dedicated parenting charity in Northern Ireland, and want to use this platform to reach as many parents and families as possible to promote the importance of ‘Celebrating Parents’. This theme has been chosen for both Parenting NI’s birthday year and also Parenting Week this October.
I am excited to be able to announce the broad range of activities that Parenting NI are getting involved in to celebrate our birthday which will be running from August – November. We would also encourage everyone to get on board during Parenting week and Celebrate the wonderful job that parents do on a daily basis – Parenting isn’t always easy, and all too often we can focus on the times when things ‘go wrong’ so let’s take a moment to focus on the positives and Celebrate Parenting.