“It is important that we don’t discipline
by hitting them. My responsibility is
to guide them to do the right things.”
“I tried using some of the techniques I learned at the training and I can see some changes in my house. I see that my children listen to me more now and they do what I ask them to do,” says Martina.
And it’s not just her children’s behaviour that has changed - the training has also helped her relationship with her husband.
“Now when I raise concerns about our children to my husband he tries to help me address these concerns - something he rarely did in the past. For example, I told my husband that we needed to prepare our three-year-old daughter for school and he agreed to help me buy the things that she would need for school. That’s a big change for me.”
Martina’s children Odilia and Martha will now grow up in a peaceful home. © UNICEF/2017/Suriyaarachchi
“The future I want for my children is that I do my part as a parent to look after them well so that they can get a good education, get a good job and look after me and my husband later on in life. I also want my children to become good responsible community leaders when they become adults.”