Families today are mobile and often do not live close to familial support systems with their child that used to provide information and support for parents.
Our culture has changed and the needs of parents and children are different. Most mothers are now in the workforce. Television and the Internet have introduced ideas and lifestyles that are often in conflict with parental values. These issues have created changes in parenting.
Parent education can provide the support and information that parents want and need.
Parent education assists parents in increasing their skills and success in childrearing.
Parent education programs focus on enhancing parenting practices and behaviors, such as developing and practicing positive discipline techniques, learning age-appropriate child development skills and milestones, promoting positive play and interaction between parents and children.