| Apr 16, 2019
Meet the Gutierrez Family
Veronica is the mother of three children: Eduardo, 14 y/o, Luis, 13, and Hugo, 11. Like many mothers, she has to divide her time between work, home, and family. Vero, as her friends from the clothes stand where she works call her, shares one of the most difficult tests she has had to face: separating herself from her children and seeing them in a street situation with their father. These were difficult times for the Gutierrez family, but against all adversity they managed to get ahead.
Vero tells us how one of the educators approached her children to invite them to Pro Niños. Here, the Gutierrez family received counseling from the Family Assistance Program (PAF), and little by little their family relationship improved. “Well, I have indeed noticed a change. Before, my family was in disarray, and today I perceive it differently. My children have been taught habits they did not have; sometimes, as a parent, one lets things pass. Now, I am realizing there is a very big change in them and in me. Entering the Parenting Skills workshop, taught me how to better relate to them. I learned how I ought to approach them, especially Eduardo, the eldest, who is already an adolescent. Today I feel better and closer to my children. "
Today, each member of the family is clearer about their goals. Luis wants to be a marine biologist when he grows up, and at night he dreams of becoming a shark. For Hugo, the goal of being a footballer in his favorite team persists, so he continues to play in the evenings with his school friends. Finally, Vero is determined to recover the house she lost, in order to give a better life to her children.