Parenting: reared for success

By Mark Broatch In Psychology

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Values, respect, discipline. Not words you always hear in relation to parenting in the 21st century. Matt Sanders, a New Zealand-born psychology professor and parenting expert, uses these words a lot. For him, they are cornerstones of parenting, which he’d like to see respected as much as actually having children. Good parenting aids a child in many ways, he says: language development, social skills, health, being active, achievement at school, problem-solving, mental resilience. The problem is to some people, parenting programmes – unlike ante-natal classes – carry a stigma. They ...

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