ERIC Number: ED496882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Promoting Positive Parenting Practices through Parenting Education
Zepeda, Marlene; Varela, Frances; Morales, Alex
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
The family is the crucible of a young child's development. The 2000 Institute of Medicine report From Neurons to Neighborhoods shows that positive developmental interactions with parents improve young children's social competence and their overall capacity to learn. Fifty-four percent of parents want more information on how they can help their young child learn. The MCHB State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (SECCS) Initiative includes parenting education as one of five essential components. Parenting education is critical because of: (1) the impact of parent-child interactions on developmental outcomes; and (2) the opportunity that parenting education provides for optimizing what parents do with their children. This brief defines parenting education and support, explains the need for parenting education and who provides it, and describes what SECCS does to improve parenting education resources. This brief has been adapted from the full report entitled "Promoting Positive Parenting Practices Through Parenting Education."
Descriptors: Child Development, Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Young Children, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Parenting Skills, Parent Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: University of California at Los Angeles, Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.