Parenting Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions

Parenting readiness refers to the personal qualities, knowledge, belief, attitudes and life circumstances that give individuals the capacity and confidence to be successful parents. Beliefs about effective parenting and understanding of the responsibilities enable stronger parent-child relationships and more productive responses to undesirable behavior. Parents will be most effective in raising healthy children if they are prepared for the challenges, demands, roles and responsibilities of parenthood. Parents are better able to assume responsibility for their children’s development if they are aware of the impact of a positive and nurturing home environment and feel confident in their abilities to parent and contribute to their children’s learning (Child Trends, 2001).



Sources Cited

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