By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) appealed to all parents and guardians to practice ‘positive discipline’ at home to help end all forms of abuse and exploitation against children.
DSWD defined positive discipline as disciplining children without resorting to physical or corporal punishment, such as spanking, hitting, slapping, shouting, or shaming.
DSWD, along with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), and National Youth Commission, intensified calls for positive parenting during the 26th National Children’s Month kick-off celebration, dubbed as “MOVEmber for Positive Parenting” held in Pasay City last Monday.
One of the priority legislative measures being supported by DSWD is the proposed “Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act,” which seeks to promote positive and non-violent discipline of children and protect them from physical, humiliating or degrading acts as a form of punishment.