Future Challenges for Parenting Education and Support

Heath, Harriet; Palm, Glen
September 2006
Child Welfare;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p885
Academic Journal
The article analyzes current shifts in perspective about parenting and parenting education. It discusses perspectives of parents as people thinking critically and making decisions about the direction and tone of their interactions with their children. It examines the increasing recognition of parenting education as a professional field. It provides evidence that some children wait until their mid- and even late-twenties to take on adult roles, and that during this period parents are still very actively involved.


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