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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

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Report in Brief

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Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. From birth, children rely on mothers and fathers and other caregivers in the parenting role to care for them and to chart a course that promotes their overall well-being. While parents generally are filled with anticipation about their children’s unfolding personalities, many lack information and tools to support them in their parenting role and promote their children's healthy development.

Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8 reviews research on parenting practices and identifies effective practices. The report also recommends ways agencies and others can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices.

Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families; Bezos Family Foundation; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; David and Lucile Packard Foundation; U.S. Department of Education; Foundation for Child Development; Health Resources and Services Administration; Heising-Simons Foundation; and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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Contact Information

Pamella Atayi
Phone: 202-334-1996

Mailing Address
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC




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