Which works best for you?
In-person groups or workshops or one-on-one sessions
Learning remotely via webinars, virtual courses, or one-on-one sessions
A single-session educational opportunity
Reading resources written by qualified professionals including books, newsletters, journals, magazines, websites, and blogs
Parenting education programs can:
Which structure do you feel will be most beneficial to your style of learning?
Are you looking to find help with a specific issue such as a baby not sleeping, an adolescent not coming in at curfew, how to effectively discipline your child, or how to co-parent during and after divorce or separation or other family challenges?
Are you looking for a program that provides an overview of skills and knowledge about a specific aged child such as a two-year-old or teenager that nurtures their healthy growth and development?
In-person programs for parents and families are offered at various locations within communities which are vetted or approved by the provider of the programs. These may be at schools, faith communities, public health providers, agencies and healthcare providers.
There are also individual parenting educators who offer excellent programs. Many offer individual consultations to parents and families in their office or via digital technology.
When selecting a program, ask the parenting education resource some questions that will help you assess the quality and effectiveness of a program and its professional leaders: