Parenting skills - the importance of training and validation
"Outside the workplace, being a parent can be one of the most intense periods when adults acquire skills. Yet compared to other areas of activity its role – and also its potential – is not widely acknowledged. Andrew McCoshan looked into the work of the European Parents' Association to find out more.
Yet the opportunity for parents to learn such skills is undergoing important changes linked to long-term shifts in the nature of the “family circle". In the 19th century parents could learn from the experience of an extended and diverse family network. But since the rise of the nuclear family, such opportunities have shrunk. While the role of the family differs enormously across Europe, opportunities to learn the broad skills that parents require need to be developed."
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