Tīpuna parenting is a journey to awaken the Māori DNA of whānau. It’s about reclaiming traditional Māori parenting styles that support the growth of pēpi, tamariki and whānau.
In pre-colonial times, our tīpuna encouraged strong whānau connections, and nurturing and developing tamariki within te ao Māori, the Māori world.
Pēpi are born with mana
Pēpi are born with mana from atua, the spirit world. Tīpuna saw pēpi as tapu, sacred. When Europeans arrived to Aotearoa they saw how tīpuna Māori cared for our tamariki like taonga.
Channel your tīpuna and keep your coolElizabeth Harte
Connecting through pūrākau
Pūrākau pūrākau Myth, ancient legend, story Maori | Noun and pakiwaitara pakiwaitara Legend, story Maori | Noun are stories that are passed down through generations.
These are simple ways to connect pēpi and whānau to whakapapa, by talking and listening. Reconnecting to whakapapa can be as a simple as looking into te taiao, the natural world, to start to share stories.