In many African cultures and societies, families had some very unique and positive ways of nurturing children into responsible adults. Unfortunately, due to gradual changes in the socioeconomic sector, family kinship ties have weakened, leaving many families without social safety nets that extended family and social kin provided in the past. Thus, advocacy for
understanding and adoption of good and positive discipline approaches, which promote positive behaviour towards the growth and development of a child ought to be strengthened.
PAN’s 2015-16 yearbook; A secretariat publication: FAMILY STRENGTHENING IN FOCUS – Pillar for Sustainable Development in Africa. shares highlights of what was, in 2015, and what to expect in 2016 and onwards.