A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned.
A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know how to react to the feelings and plight of their children. In the process of the study, the researchers have found that certain skills were developed, such as empathy and decrease in parental behaviors aimed at shaming children.
Federal Programs Related to - Children & Youth Services
Programs that provide a wide variety of informational, social and supportive services for children and youth. Adolescent Services; Child Welfare; Children's Social Services; Children's Services; Kinship Care; Youth Services
Federal Programs Related to - Family-Based Services
Programs that provide a social services designed to support healthy family development; improve the family's ability to resolve problems; and prevent unnecessary placement of children in alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Family Strengthening Programs