Tūpuna Parenting is a movement to reclaim traditional Māori parenting ways. We all want the best for our whānau, and our tūpuna can help us.
Tūpuna Parenting is a movement to decolonise our parenting, to reclaim our parenting ways.
Our tūpuna believed pēpi were born tapu, and born with mana. With this tapu and mana, they believed that our pēpi and tamariki were little people to be listened to and respected.
So they didn’t shout at them, didn’t get angry at them and didn’t smack them for anything.
The foundations of Tūpuna Parenting are based on two pou (pillars)
Pēpi are born tapu
Pēpi are born with mana
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