Promoting Positive Parenting

Promoting Positive Parenting

This module focuses on supporting families with parenting their children and establishing home environments that support children as learners. It also emphasizes the need for schools to increase an understanding of families through the use of strategies that promote an exchange of information between educators, parents, and other caregivers about their concerns and goals for their children.

Key Findings

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According to research by Epstein (2002), well designed and implemented programs that promote positive parenting have been shown to impact students, families and educators in a variety of ways.

Results for Students:

  • Respect for self, parents and family
  • Awareness of importance of school
  • Responsible behavior and ownership of learning
  • Positive attitudes, higher grades and high attendance in school

Results for Families:

  • Understanding of child growth and development: birth, adolescence, young adult
  • Support for children as learners at each grade level
  • Understanding of teacher roles and responsibilities
  • Exchange of information between educators and parents about concerns and goals for children

Results for Teachers:

  • Understanding of families’ goals and concerns for children
  • Respect for families’ strengths, needs and efforts
  • Awareness of own skills to share information on growth and development
  • Completed homework assignments
  • Increased parental involvement
  • Improved student attendance