Story: Parenting

Positive role model

Positive role model

In the 2000s All Black rugby player Rodney So'oialo was part of a public campaign called 'Kids are unbeatable', which aimed to reduce violence against children. So'oialo and his wife Marilyn were outspoken advocates for parenting which did not involve physical discipline.

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Parenting practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26343/positive-role-model (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018