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Stichting IPA (Parents International) is established with the mission of supporting parents around the world to become game-changers by helping their children to grow up happy and healthy 21st century citizens. By becoming the best parents of our children we can ensure the future of not only our children, but also the well-being of mankind. The UN Convention the Rights of the Child, the piece of legislation that establishes the rights and duties of parents for the best interest of...

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Zero Discrimination Day

On 1 March, people around the world join together to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day. The UN first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1, 2014, ...

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International Women’s Day 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for ...

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Father’s Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated ...

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World Down Syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe ...

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face ...

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The International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness ...

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International Missing Children’s Day

Launched in 1998 as a joint venture of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children(ICMEC) and the US's National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Global Missing ...

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Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 ...

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World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. ...

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Plastic Bag Free Day

The Plastic Bag Free Day is now part of the broader Break Free From Plastic movement, which brings together an international coalition of NGOs to build ...

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World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day, referred to, in some instances, as International Chocolate Day is an annual observance that occurs globally on 7 July References to World Chocolate Day being observed ...

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World youth skills day

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer ...

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Ice cream day

Celebrated annually since 1984 on the third Sunday of July in the United States, the unofficial holiday celebrates everyone’s favourite sweet treat. The holiday was created by ...

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International Cat Day

International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put ...

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International Day of Democracy

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited ...

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International Teachers Day

World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 "Teaching ...

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Parenting Style and Its Correlates

One of the most robust approaches to researching parents’ influence on children’s social competence is the study of what has been called “parenting style.” Parenting style captures two important elements of parenting: parental responsiveness and parental demandingness. Categorizing parents according to whether they are high or low on parental demandingness and responsiveness creates a typology […]

Parenting style as context

By Darling, Nancy,Steinberg, Laurence Psychological Bulletin, Vol 113(3), May 1993, 487-496 Despite broad consensus about the effects of parenting practices on child development, many questions about the construct parenting style remain unanswered. Particularly pressing issues are the variability in the effects of parenting style as a function of the child’s cultural background, the processes through which […]

Open School Doors Parent Guide – Turkish

The Open School Doors project (financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU) developed a teacher training scheme for more inclusive schools with special focus on how teacher should engage all parents for more inclusion, especially parents who are new to the country. This attractive publication is a simple summary for parents on why and […]

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