New Study: “The Parenting Gap”

The Brookings Institution reports on a new study titled The Parenting Gap.

It seems to have a fair amount of useful information, and I agree with a number of its observations and conclusions, including this one:

Current U.S. policy is slanted toward supplementing the efforts of parents, with programs such as Head Start, rather than building the skills of parents themselves.

However, its condescending tone and its focus on labeling parents as “weak” or “strong,” I suspect, is going to limit its impact.

I’d say its worth reading the entire report — if you can stomach its arrogance — and see if there are a few worthwhile nuggets….

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