Why It Matters
Parents are their child's first and best teachers. Because of this special relationship, experiences between parents and children can strongly influence a child's development.
Parenting Doesn't Come Naturally
Even though everyone has talents they bring to the job of raising healthy children, parents (even experienced ones) face challenges that make them second-guess their abilities. Because of the myth that parenting comes naturally, many moms and dads are reluctant to ask for help. But parenting really doesn't come naturally. It is a really hard job and it takes skills - skills that anyone can learn.
All parents can benefit from refreshing and enhancing their knowledge so they are ready to skillfully address the common challenges of parenthood.