A happy child comes from a family that has effective child rearing styles, creating a positive and durable child rearing atmosphere. The positive engagement of caregivers often leads to children who are happy and compliant -- with significant social and moral maturity -- and therefore make a positive contribution to the community at large.

  1. Every child is a fully functioning person -- an independent, unique being with great value and worth.
  2. Children have specific developmental needs.
  3. Love and Protection start in the home.
  4. Children cannot grow and develop well without positive relationships.
  5. Strong links between family and the wider community protect children.
  6. Abuse occurs. Help is available.
  7. Every adult is a duty bearer and has a responsibility to help make their community a safer place for children and vulnerable people.
  8. The manner in which you discipline your child has a profound impact upon them.