A home design that uses pain and misery to drive a conversation between parents and children is being criticised by parents as a sign of the times.
This year’s theme is “No one loves a little pain”.
The theme was created by a Bristol-based company called “No Pain, No Gain”, and features children holding a paintball gun as they try to hit each other with it.
One parent told the BBC that the design was “out of touch with reality”.
A spokeswoman for the Bristol- based company, No Pain and No Gain, told the Huffington Post UK that the idea for the design came from a conversation with her two sons and that the theme was based on the idea that parents are “unwilling to accept that their children are not perfect”.
The spokesperson said the design had been “approved for use in a public school playground by the local authority” and had been designed to encourage “parenting skills”.
“Children are used to having their children be the centre of attention and to be the focus of their attention.
We believe that they are capable of managing this in their own way.”
We do believe that the best way to do this is to have a dialogue with your children and allow them to feel that they have something to contribute.
No Pain said the concept was not intended to be offensive and said it was a response to the growing acceptance of a “no pain, no gain” philosophy among parents and educators. “
Parents will have to apply for a permit and have it approved in advance,” she said.
No Pain said the concept was not intended to be offensive and said it was a response to the growing acceptance of a “no pain, no gain” philosophy among parents and educators.
The company also said the “no” part of the title referred to a point in history when parents were more likely to give their children “a bit of a rough time” when they felt like it.
It also said that “no one likes to have their kids in pain”, and added that the term pain “seems to be a term that is being used more and more often by those who are concerned about the pain experienced by parents”.
No Gain told the Bristol Post UK the theme did not reflect their values, and that they were “not anti-pain or anti-gain”.
In a statement, No Pain said: “The No Pain, no Gain theme is intended to engage and inspire parents and teachers through positive conversation, and is not intended as a critique of pain.”
It is our hope that by celebrating these principles and the way that parents manage their children’s pain, parents will be able to feel more empowered and more connected to their children and childrens wellbeing.
“Parents will also be able “to discuss and share ideas and ideas they’ve had for their childrens education through the No Pain and no Gain” campaign, it said.
The spokesperson said they did not expect to see the theme in schools in the UK.
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Our focus is on encouraging a conversation that can bring about change, and the No pain, No gain is a great opportunity to do that.”
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