Improving parenting: the why and the how

Stewart-Brown, Sarah
February 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2008, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p102
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of parenting in the prevention of crime and educational failure of children in Europe. It shows that parenting is the key in the prevention of crime and educational failure of children and this is the primary factor why the government initiated several programs to improve parenting skills of parents in the country. It states that new children's centres and extended schools are charged with providing parenting support to all families especially those living in deprived areas. Some of the initiatives undertaken by the Department of Education and Skills (now the Department for Children, Families and Schools) include Early Intervention Pathfinders and Parent Support Advisors in England and the Flying Start in Wales.


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