Parenting and Wellbeing: knitting families together

Published: September 2009 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: Dr Marcia Brophy, Nicola Bacon, Yvonne Roberts

Parenting and wellbeing: knitting families together argues that parenting support often fails because it ignores the wellbeing of parents themselves.

The report draws on extensive national and international research, and a detailed investigation of parenting support in three very different parts of England: Hertfordshire, South Tyneside and Manchester.

It recommends a range of approaches including involving parents, carers and children and young people in the design of family support. The government should establish a fund to encourage innovation in parenting support for projects aimed at all parents, not just those facing acute problems.

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