National Priority! Support for Parents In This Country

by ParentCo. August 06, 2016

Date: July 20, 2016 Source: Boston College Summary: A new report calls for a new national framework to support struggling parents. Developmental psychologists say the findings emphasize making parenting a national U.S. priority. Ask any mom or dad and they will tell you: parenting is hard work. For those parents and caregivers who struggle with the nature or the demands of child rearing, sometimes help is hard to find. "We are calling to make parenting a priority," said Boston College developmental psychologist Eric Dearing "Overwhelmingly, parents want their young children to thrive, yet it's a really hard job and many parents are struggling to find the supports to help them do that job," The report recommends ways for health, human services, and education agencies and systems to promote wide-scale adoption of evidence-based strategies that support America's struggling parents, including specific populations, such as fathers, immigrant families, and parents of children with disabilities. "It is something of a blueprint for how we can work toward a national framework that would provide a more comprehensive approach to supporting parents of young children."
Source: Making parenting a national priority in U.S: Better supports needed for struggling parents -- ScienceDaily



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