Sounds of Hope

I was reminded today that it is really important to pay attention to our tamariki…
Many of our tamariki are being let down by those who are supposed to be caring for them. And caring is not just about providing those basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. Caring is about nurturing, paying attention, taking an interest in what our tamariki do, giving praise, spending time every day, listening and learning and most of all showing our love…
koru hand painted rock
Children respond to love and affection; constant love and affection. It’s what breeds beautiful, healthy, independent, confident children who have good self esteem, who know what they want in life and know how to get it!
I’m watching “Sounds of Hope” on Māori television – a programme dedicating music to the children of Aotearoa and I’m totally moved by the kaupapa, the beautiful waiata and the words that are being shared. I’ve seen this programme before, but seeing it again reminds me of how special and beautiful our tamariki are and the importance of aroha for them…
…and I’m blown away by our musicians, such talent, music that speaks to the soul and is grounded in our land here in Aotearoa, straight from the heart…
Arohanui,
Jo x
PS – if you want to watch this awesome doco online, it should be up soon under Pakipūmeka Aotearoa on the Māori Television website. http://maoritelevision.com

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