Supporting Parenting

Oates, John ed. (2010). Supporting Parenting. Early Childhood in Focus, 5. Milton Keynes: The Open University.



Governments are showing more and more interest in providing services to parents to help them fulfil their parenting roles. But what does "good" parenting mean? How can policies to support parents best be adapted to local culture? What is the most appropriate way to critically evaluate these policies? This edition of Early Childhood in Focus addresses these questions by looking at examples of parenting support programmes from the UK, USA, Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia, and identifies practical questions for policy makers, advocates and practitioners to consider.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 21201
  • Item Type
  • Edited Book
  • ISBN
  • 0-7492-2913-6, 978-0-7492-2913-9
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Not SetNot SetBernard van Leer Foundation, the Netherlands
  • Keywords
  • parenting support programmes
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
  • Research Group
  • Childhood and Youth
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2010 The Open University
  • Depositing User
  • John Oates