Inspiring change for Tamariki

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GO / HAERE

Getting angry? Going to lose it? Haere! Walk away.

Try these techniques to stop your own anger when children do things you don’t want them to do.

Tamariki need aroha

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LEARN FROM THE PAST

Our tupuna knew that the strength of their future lay in investing in their children.

Find out more about Tikanga Ririki, the way that our ancestors raised their children.

Tamariki are tapu

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OUR BELIEFS COME FROM OUR tīpuna

They believed that tamariki grow into happy, loving adults when the people around them value them.

Read about the values that Tikanga Ririki, the way our ancestors raised their children, is based on.

Tamariki have mana

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PRAISE / WHAKAMIHIA

Help them to be good. Smile. Praise – pai, good, reka, choice, great, well done, tumeke, great!

Try these techniques to stop your own anger when children do things you don’t want them to do.

Tamariki are ataahua

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Tikanga Ririki Course for Facilitators

Tikanga Ririki is a parenting model founded on kaupapa Māori that utilises our cultural and social strengths as a people. The model provides a framework for violence-free parenting for Māori whānau. It incorporates goals, beliefs and techniques for parenting.

Registrations for the November course are now closed.

Find out about the latest course

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The Kaupapa Maori Parenting Conference was a most successful event with 200 in attendance, indicating the interest in this kaupapa.

Read a summary of the conference

Tikanga Ririki: A strengths-based parenting programme

Tikanga Ririki is a programme developed for Māori parents, though it can be used by all parents.

As a parent, you will find the programme will help with your guidance of your children and your relationship with their father.

Find out more about our Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme

Research

We are developing an evidence-base of kaupapa Māori research for policy-makers and providers.

Read more about our research

Advocacy

Too many of our Māori tamariki (children) suffer maltreatment. We are a national organisation established to advocate for tamariki and provide a Māori-led response to Māori child abuse.

Read more about how we advocate on behalf of our tamariki

Communications

Ririki is committed to developing powerful and persuasive communications that promote positive, violence-free parenting in Māori whānau and communities.

Read more about our communications