How can we make Scotland the best place in the world to bring up children?
There’s been a lively debate about this question in the build up to the lunch of the National Parenting Strategy at the Parenting Across Scotland conference in Edinburgh tomorrow. You can follow the conversation on twitter by following #PAS12 or @scotparents. Follow the conference live blog here.
Recently I’ve been working with Edinburgh based television producer Martin Fisher (Visible Ink Television) so I asked him what he thought would make Scotland the best place to bring up children. His answer wasn’t better green spaces or improved child care, instead it was something our library is full of – stories!
This is what he said:
Stories are the glue that holds communities together.
Scotland is very aware of its own cultural identity good or bad and story is the wisdom handed down from generation to generation.
Stories give children a sense of belonging, hope, boundaries and experience.
We need to use relevant ways to retell our stories through modern media.
What do you think?