A Theology of Children

Last week at a moving ceremony in Porirua the booklet "A Theology of Children" was launched. It was written by Revd Nove Vialaau with support from the Ministry of Social Development and published by Barnardos NZ and the Plunket Society.  This booklet aims aims to help guide parents and caregivers through the six principles of effective discipline: love and warmth, talking and listening, guidance and understanding, limits and boundaries, consistency and consequences, and a structured and secure world within a theological perspective.


The booklet has particular focus on the Pacific peoples of New Zealand and provides an opportunity for discussion about parenting practices in Pacific communities and within New Zealand in general.

It can be downloaded here: