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Nurturing Our Young - Parenting in the 21st Century

The Family Research Network (FRN) was launched in 2008. The ninth forum, held on 5 February 2013, focused on parenting in Singapore.

The presentations provided participants with broad insights in the multifaceted area of parenting. More importantly, the findings show that parenting traverses the life course of not only the parent but their children as well. Parenting is not an activity simply about caring for very young children or those with special needs. In fact, recent research conducted locally has found that parenting behaviour influences children’s career self-efficacy and that has an impact on their future career success. 

The forum also showcased a successful parenting programme that was implemented recently, providing valuable takeaways on the adaptation and implementation of successful international programmes in the local context. Below are some resources you might be interested in.