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Parenting style influences child development and social mobility

A growing body of research suggests that good parenting skills and a supportive home learning environment are positively associated with children’s early achievements and wellbeing. Hence interventions to improve the quality of home and family life can increase social mobility.

This briefing looks at how parenting styles affects child development and social mobility.

What the millennium cohort study can tell us about the challenges new parents face: statistics for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Report that provides an overview of statistics, from the MCS and other, comparable, data sources, about the attitudes, experiences and challenges faced by new parents in each of the four countries of the UK.

Costs and longer-term savings of parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder: a modelling study

Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies.

Parenting programmes have been shown to positively affect child behaviour, but little is known about their potential long-term cost-effectiveness.

This report estimates the costs of and longer-term savings from evidence-based parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder.

Effective relationships with vulnerable parents to improve outcomes for children and young people: final study report

York Consulting was commissioned by Action for Children to undertake research to articulate how Action for Children professionals develop effective relationships with vulnerable parents and how this makes a difference for children and young people. The focus of the research was to develop a skills framework that would define the key aspects of effective professional relationships and the competencies required to achieve them.