3 mothers have recently graduated from our Tikanga Ririki programme.
This Māori Parenting Programme promotes violent free parenting by teaching Māori mamas about the traditions of the Māori culture and the fundamental belief that children are the face of Tupuna (ancestors) and should be treated as gifts.
As Māori mothers learn about Tupuna values and beliefs, they are encouraged to explore who they think they are and what they represent, not simply accept and then conform to social stigmas.
ATWC’s Irena Giles and Rangi Palmer facilitated the Tikanga Ririki programme run from our Beatty Street site. 3 mothers graduated with a better understanding of parenting and how to implement non violent parenting with their whanau.