While calling on families to support activities around Child Month, the Coordinator added that children thrive in a stable environment where they have a perception of being supported and loved.
“The perception of being supported comes from tangible presence,” Ms. Morris stated, “It has very little to do with gifts received and other things that people think win over children. While children may appreciate such, that feeling is often short-lived and the child gravitates towards those who are present and show affection.”
Following up on the success of 2010 Child Month Activities, which focused on the involvement of fathers in their children’s lives, Ms. Morris said the Unit was capitalizing on the advancements gained during that time when fathers turned out in their numbers to participate.
Events scheduled include Food Fairs, 8th-10th June; Parade Day Nevis on 10th June, Sports on 14th June, and the Cultural Explosion on 16th June in Nevis. A food fair is scheduled for 17th June 17th at Independence Square, Basseterre.
Other highlights include the popular concert at Carnival City which will be held on 21st June and the climax of the Month long celebration: Parade and T-Shirt Day which is set for 24th June.
This year there is also a Health Symposium for parents giving parents an opportunity to gain valuable information on how to maintain their health and that of their children.