The Science

PARENTS ARE A CHILD’S FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP

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THE RESEARCH IS INCREASINGLY CLEAR

Healthcare Provider Link to the Latest Science on Parenting

Better parenting leads to better child health outcomes.

Scientific literature now recognizes parenting as a near-universal determinant of social, economic, and health outcomes.

Pioneering research is identifying specific parenting behaviors that are associated with reduced risk of diseases such as asthma, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Early experiences and relationships with parents change the expression of genes and can modify a child’s development in profound ways.