Power of Parenting Education
The Power of Parenting Education
Parents participating in parenting education workshops quickly acquire relevant information on child health and development. They learn new and proven parenting strategies and develop their problem solving skills and abilities. They boost their own self confidence and learn from other parents experiencing similar issues. When they walk away from a parenting education program with new tools for effective communication and greater understanding of their children’s motivations and behavior, they can set reasonable expectations, respond appropriately to their children’s behavior, and provide opportunities for children to experience success. These factors give parents the capacity to reduce tension and stress in a family, something which has been shown to reduce the likelihood that a child will be neglected or abused. Parenting education strengthens families.