Parenting Jamaica is a multi-year multi-media communication programme designed to animate the lessons in the parenting guide “Answers to Questions Parents Ask” written by Dr. Barry Davidson and Dr. Faith Linton. The programme is a part of the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative.
Parenting Jamaica programmes are aired on two stations:
- RJR 94Fm
- Mello 88 Fm
Various 45-60secs parenting nuggets are broadcast over four stations (Mello FM, RJR, Love101 and NCU – Northern Caribbean University).
RJR features 30 minutes shows every first Sunday of the month called Parenting101 while MELLO FM features two 15 minutes shows every other Wednesday called Just For Parents.
As of April 2016 approximately 26 episodes of Parenting101 have been aired and 51 episodes of Just For Parents. Topics such as, Relationship and Firmness, Parenting Styles, The Growth of Intelligence and Fatherhood are covered.
Topics such as Single Parenthood and the Back to School Pressure, explore the ways in which single parents can reduce or prevent stresses of the back-to-school period.