For Parents

NPEN applauds parents seeking information and skills to become more effective parents and family members. 

Parenting educators are skilled professionals who partner with parents, families, and communities, law and policymakers, and organizations to optimize family well-being. Parent education programs offer parents the opportunity to gain essential skills and feel a renewed sense of confidence in their parenting goals and strategies. Through discussion of approaches to parenting, educators cover a broad range of parenting topics as well as provide the opportunity to address individual challenges. Parent educators lend the support that bolsters and nurtures the whole family through the lifelong parenting journey.

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, Indiana Parenting Institute

Michelle Berscheid, Ed.D

Harriet Heath, Ph.D

Stephanie T. Jones, MS

Michele Ostafy

Eve Sullivan, MAT

Ellen Taner, MA

In-kind support for NPEN’s “Parenting Education Matters” campaign has been generously provided by Grom Social — safe social networking for kids.