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Parenting Education

Parenting is a process by which parents and children grow, influencing each other throughout their lives. Parenting is a complex task where it is not uncommon for parents to need help. As children change at each developmental stage, the demands of parenting also change. In recent years, there has been a growing focus on parenting education due in part to the positive psychology movement. Nick Carter and Lauren Kahn (1996) describe parenting education as “programs, support services and resources offered to parents and caregivers that are designed to support them or increase their capacity and confidence in raising healthy children.” Parenting education is provided through various avenues and programs. This entry discusses the stages of parenting and the characteristics and objectives of parenting education.

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