This course explores the
issues of educating parents through the study of specific developmental assets
that integrate factors such as family dynamics, support from community adults,
values development and social skills. Parenting is a process and has a variety
of rights, responsibilities and roles that change across the life span. Needs
of parents, the resources available and the helpful interactions between the
parent and the educator are discussed. Variations in parenting practices based
on heritage, culture and ethnicity are also reviewed.