30 Jan Why Parents Should Have Knowledge of Research in Child Development & Parenting
As many of you have already experienced in the TLC Play & Parenting classes, every week we focus on a specific area of child development (for example, language, cognitive, gross motor, social-emotional development etc.). To see that area of development in live action, we offer a weekly group activity to highlight that specific area. Our hope is by the end of the semester parents will have an appreciation for the typical (amazing) developmental process most young children experience.
Please take a moment before your class to review this excellent resource from The Center of Social Policy suggesting why all parents should dedicate the time to be knowledgeable about typical child development.
Acquiring new knowledge about parenting and child development enables parents to critically evaluate the impact of their experiences on their own development and their current parenting practices, and to consider that there may be more effective ways of guiding and responding to their children.