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Royal Bahamas Police Force Writes the Book On Parenting
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Posted by:Aug 21st 2005, 02:15:38 pm
Fig Tree News TeamAugust 20, 2005
Police Write The Book on Parenting

Hoping to decrease some of the country's social problems, the Royal Bahamas Police Staff Association released a new book entitled the 'Parenting Handbook'.

With the escalation of problems stemming from young Bahamians falling into the cracks of society, a question that often comes to mind is: Where are the parents?

Hoping to decrease some of the country's social problems, the Royal Bahamas Police Staff Association released a new book entitled the 'Parenting Handbook.' According to Inspector Bradley Sands, chairman of the Association, the topic of the book is a timely one for the Bahamian public.

"Parenting was indeed the title that we needed for this book, and it would go a long way in some of the social ills that we now face," said Sands.

The book provides information on services offered by the Government, the church and community organisations, which assist parents in need of help or guidance.

Acting Permanent Secretary for National Security, Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, said, "Parents prepare young people to become good citizens and if parents are falling down on their job, then of course the nation itself is."

Mr Deveaux-Isaacs believes that there is a correlation between parenting and national development.

With an ever-increasing number of women having children at an early age, the new generation of parents is often not equipped for the riggers of parenting.

"We have some difficulties in our community that are being manifested on the streets with young children, who appear to be lost where they are not grounded in strong moral foundations," said Deveaux-Isaacs.

The Police Staff Association intends to distribute the book throughout The Bahamas, using various avenues such as the Urban Renewal Project and the public libraries.

The 'Parenting Handbook' is a tool the Association hopes parents all over the country will put to good use.

By: Lashonne Outten, The Nassau Guardian

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