Parents have primary responsibility for their children’s well-being and the nature of their relationship with their children. The decisions that they make can have a major impact on their children both at home and at school. However, there can be no accurate definition of a ‘good’ parent and there is no ‘correct’ way of bringing up a child. What works for some may not work for others. Most parents have problems with their children at some point; some parents find parenting, or dealing with certain issues with their children, harder than others.
There is an enormous amount of information available on parenting. This section provides some general guidance that may be useful to parent support advisers and other school staff if asked for advice on parenting.