Parenting Council                                      


This is a formal union of five of New Zealandís top parenting organisations. They are:

The Councilís aim is to bring about systemic changes to the parenting environment, to move New Zealand from a situation where virtually all the parenting resources are focused on late intervention and mitigating bad practice to one in which the parenting role is valued and seen as worth proactively resourcing. To achieve this the Council will have three activity areas.

In order to achieve this in the current policy environment we need to gather a body of credible evidence to do the following.

The Councilwill be looking for all the support possible in this endeavour. The council has a mission statement which states:

To create an environment which will enable all children and young people in New Zealand to receive competent, confident and nurturing parenting

Ultimately there is a bigger picture

The benefits to society from generation after generation of well adjusted citizens who have been raised in skilled, loving, motivating environments and are ready to contribute to society cannot be underestimated. We can look forward to economic prosperity, social safety and harmony, a greater sense of community, a diminished demand on the tax payer. We can look forward to a greater percentage of our citizens living a life of value and meaning.