The skills that we use once we become parents are those learned from our parents, extended family members, and general community. In the past, children were “raised” by their surrounding community. Not only would parents discipline their children but extended family, neighbors, teachers, corner-store owners, and public servants were allowed to discipline as well. Over time, as the extended family dissipated, so did the community of child-rearing and discipline. Birth parents became solely responsible for the rearing of their children. The shift in community-influenced child-rearing and discipline influenced the development of parent education programs. However, there has been one constant: parents all want their children to grow up to become responsible and contributing members of society. Questions arise concerning where parents can obtain the knowledge ...

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