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[LISTEN] Facebook group provides support for parents raising teens

Written by: Neo Koza

The Village is a peer to peer parenting support group for parents raising teenagers.

The group, which grows by 1,000 parents a month, is 91% female even though it is aimed at all parents.

Azania Mosaka spoke to admin and media consultant of the page Vanessa Raphaely about all things parenting and how she believes it's changing over time.

If our children are brought up with two parents who are committed to their decent enough healthcare, decent enough education, they are winning so far ahead of so many of their peers and so those parents who are in that lucky position, we have got to educate ourselves to enjoy the ride more.

Vanessa Raphaely, Admin and media consultant - The Village

One of the things that I have been so proud of in The Village is that most of the time when dealing with our children and their bad behaviour, people mostly give advice to be kinder. Those old punitive measures of our own childhood, those seem to be being replaced by something much more humane.

Vanessa Raphaely, Admin and media consultant - The Village

This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Facebook group provides support for parents raising teens




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