The purpose of the parenting class – including why it is important

During weeks 1 and 2 you have explored how parenting expectations, experiences and styles are influenced by many factors The learning resources suggest several ways to provide parenting information and related family supports. For Assignment 1 due Week 2 you will use this information to create an enticing flyer for a parenting class that is designed to help prepare new parents. Your flyer should include:

  1. The purpose of the parenting class – including why it is important
  2. At least 5 distinct topics that will be addressed in the class noting why each is important. Be sure to cite resources to back this up
  3. Be creative – how would you entice parents or parents to be to come

Flyer length minimum 500 words, 2 academic references used, MS word or RTF format only.


Sample Answer


Raising a happy, healthy child is one of the most challenging jobs a parent can have — and also one of the most rewarding. Yet many of us don’t approach parenting with the same focus we would use for a job. We may act on our gut reactions or just use the same parenting techniques our own parents used, whether or not these were effective parenting skills. Parenting is one of the most researched areas in the field of social science. In most areas of our life, we wouldn’t dream of just throwing ourselves into something with no advance preparation and seeing what happens. We’d ask for advice, learn and discover strategies to perform better, and practice, practice, practice. Yet for some reason, we feel hesitant to take the same approach to parenting. There’s a perception that mothers and fathers should just know what to do naturally—that everything will fall into place if we just love our children enough. The catch? It’s not always so intuitive which decisions are the right ones.

Parenting Classes Can Make a Big Difference

If you want to set your child up for success, it can be enormously helpful to take a parenting class or attend a workshop. Parenting classes can help you……………….