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Parenting education recognized as workforce development

Parenting education recognized as workforce development

Recognizing parenting education as workforce development will hopefully prompt community leaders to consider adopting the peer support program to complement other initiatives helping parents.
How can workplace parenting education programs help? Ask HR

How can workplace parenting education programs help? Ask HR

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, tackles the question: How can providing parenting education in the workplace support parents in their role as employees?
Parents Forum Launches Love and Luck Campaign

Parents Forum Launches Love and Luck Campaign

During the pandemic, parents have an urgent need for greater emotional support. Parents Forum wants to help meet this need with a two-part initiative, “Love and Luck.”
The Parents Forum receives $7,500 grant from Gannett Foundation

The Parents Forum receives $7,500 grant from Gannett Foundation

A democracy relies on law and order, yes. However, “the smallest democracy at the heart of society” (as the 1994 UN International Year of the Family called it), a family, needs love and order. Amid the rightful outrage and peaceful street protests worldwide, it is nearly impossible to muster the peace of mind required to focus on love in our hearts, our homes, our communities.
Parents Forum Receives Grant

Parents Forum Receives Grant

Parents Forum is part of Gannett Foundation’s four-week fundraising challenge called ‘A Community Thrives’. It starts Monday Sept. 21 at noon and runs through Friday October 16. Please support us!
Support us in the Gannett Foundation’s fundraising challenge

Support us in the Gannett Foundation’s fundraising challenge

Parents Forum is part of Gannett Foundation’s four-week fundraising challenge called ‘A Community Thrives’. It starts Monday Sept. 21 at noon and runs through Friday October 16. Please support us!
What early influences lead to awful acts?

What early influences lead to awful acts?

A democracy relies on law and order, yes. However, “the smallest democracy at the heart of society” (as the 1994 UN International Year of the Family called it), a family, needs love and order. Amid the rightful outrage and peaceful street protests worldwide, it is nearly impossible to muster the peace of mind required to focus on love in our hearts, our homes, our communities.
Pandemic makes parenting resources a critical need

Pandemic makes parenting resources a critical need

Parents are under enormous pressure and, like it or not, they have become teachers, cafeteria workers, coaches and custodians for their children, at home every day. COVID-19 is changing almost every aspect of community life, but it will not alter the central role of parents in children's lives. Parents, according to Keri Rodrigues, founding president of the National Parents Union (United States - US), "are desperate to go back to work but at the same time terrified of this deadly virus." Now is the time to improve support for parents.
Our call for universal parenting education

Our call for universal parenting education

Small children cry out in distress and, while it is easy to tell that they need something, parents or caregivers may not recognize right away what solace or satisfaction the child needs. School-age children make their needs known too, usually with words, although sometimes by whining or acting up. Unhappy teenagers take their distress out on themselves: self-injury and substance abuse are their silent cries. Desperate young people, even children as young as ten, according to the U.S. National Runaway Safeline, feel pushed to the brink and leave their homes.