PARENT PROGRAMS By Lynette Okeng’o , PhD. Presentation Outline. Definition Rationale for parent programs Factors that affect parenting Parent support programs Planning for effective programming Elements of effective parenting programs. Definition.
Parenting is the nurturing of children through ongoing care and support that enables them to survive and thrive.
Parenting is a process
Parenting is multi-dimensional
Parenting is an investment
Scientific evidence shows that parenting plays a key role in:
Parents often want to do their best but require education and support to provide an environment that will maximize their children’s potential
Effective programs seek to educate and support parents in providing strong foundations for children
For effective implementation, M&E ensure:
M&E information should then be used to improve future planning
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.- Arnold Bennett-