Cover of the report Parenting Matters

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Parenting Matters

Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure.

Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8 identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in young children children ages 0-8.  The report reviews research on parenting practices and identifies effective practices. It also recommends ways organizations can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices.For more information about the report and its recommendations, go to: