Parents are the most responsible persons in the upbringing of the children. Positive parenting supports a child to become good person and citizen. We always think seriously about the value-based education, formation and training given to the children to be effective citizens of the society. However, we think less of the formation and education given to the parents who have to mould the behaviour and character of the children. In the modern society where the challenges to family life are more, where the parents struggle to meet the expectations of the children, a parent should be equipped to handle the responsibility of parenting with proper knowledge, attitude, aptitude and skills. If so, parents need proper training and education. Mixed methodology is used for the study. The result of this study shows that majority of the parents do not have any orientation or training in preparation to their marital life or parental responsibility. Hence, the study comes out with the most important suggestion of need and importance of parenting education in the modern society.
Parenting, Parenting Education, Upbringing of the Children, Developmental Stages of the Children, Challenges Faced by the Parents.
Mani K J*, Jilly John
Department of Social Work, Central University Kasaragod