In Support of Parenting Education

1085 WordsJul 17, 20185 Pages
In a perfect world, every child would be wanted and loved, and all parents would have the capacity and the desire to raise children who are healthy, mentally and physically strong, and displaying high moral integrity. Sadly, this is not the case. Some parents are, unfortunately, not much interested in what happens with their children. Other parents are not pleased with what is happening in the home with their children but do not know what to do to create effective change. Still other parents are unaware that there is another way, a better way, of parenting. Parent education could help in all of these scenarios. The literature demonstrates that parenting interventions improve the quality of the relationship parents have with the children…show more content…
They are afraid to upset their children and try too hard to be friends, rather than disciplinarians (Brannon, 2008). Teachers increasingly find that children come to school not knowing how to behave. Yet for classroom instruction to be effective there must be a classroom environment that is conducive to learning (Parker, Nelson and Burns, 2010). Research by Algizzine, Christian, Marr, McClanahan and White (2008, cited in Parker et al., 2010) noted “some of the most frequent disciplinary referrals in elementary schools are for disruption, disrespect, and aggression in the classroom.” According to the authors’ preliminary findings, character education programs incorporated with the academic curriculum have a positive effect on student engagement and achievement. Brannon (2008) reported that character education programs have a positive effect on achievement, classroom behaviors, and long-term test scores. Particularly when such programs are implemented at the elementary school level, they can reduce risk factors associated with school failure in middle and high school students. Through my research on the subject of character education there is supporting documentation through articles and studies that there is a line between our youth’s academic achievements as well as personal/social positive development. The areas studied reveal that our children’s emotional problem solving skills, ability to grow into productive citizens of
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