July 20, 2016

Report offers roadmap for future parenting policy, research and practice

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Parents of young children constantly face choices.

The body of research about early childhood learning is quickly expanding, and that research shows that parents’ greatest impact may come in those early years, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment.

A new report out today from the National Academies of Sciences, Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8, surveys the research landscape and offers a guide for organizations seeking to support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices.

The report, written by the Committee on Supporting Parents of Young Children, which was chaired by Penn GSE’s Vivian Gadsden.

Parenting Matters is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Read the full report here