The nanny state school for good parenting

UK Telegraph 14 Nov 06
A national academy providing reliable advice on which child-rearing techniques actually work will be launched next autumn, Beverley Hughes, the minister for children and families, announced yesterday. The national academy will teach parents how to deal with difficult children. She claimed that parents had lost confidence in their child-rearing skills and wanted help in establishing the right boundaries.The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners will provide “training, development and support for the parenting workforce”… It would act as a national source of advice on “high quality academic research on parenting and parenting support”, combined with “practical knowledge of what works and has worked in different situations”. Teenage parents will be offered special allowances if they sign up for classes.

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