For Parents

NPEN applauds parents seeking information and skills to become the best version of themselves as parents and family members. Parenting educators throughout the United States and around the world are skilled professionals who partner with parents, families, communities, law and policy makers, and organizations to optimize family well-being.

The following links will give you an understanding of the role parenting education can play in raising healthy families and in finding the joy in parenting.

In addition to the references cited, content for this information for parents was contributed by:

  • Meg Akabas, MBA, NYSPEP Certified Parenting Educator
  • Jená Bellezza
  • Harriet Heath, Ph.D.
  • Stephanie T. Jones, MS
  • Eve Sullivan, MAT
  • Ellen Taner, MA