The study discussed here was designed to learn if parents of kindergarten children would report a change in parenting behavior based on reading parent education newsletters. The study was done in a rural area where valued face-to-face parenting education is often impossible, given the current norm of parent's lifestyles and the climate of Extension cost restrictions. The study used a post and then pre questionnaire with a sampling of parents. The study concluded that parents of kindergarten children read the newsletters and changed parenting behavior practices, thus validating the use of newsletters as a parent education tool for this audience.
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Garton, M., Hicks, K., Leatherman, M., & Miltenberger, M. (2003). Newsletters: Treasures or Trash? Parenting Newsletter Series Results in Positive Behavior Changes. The Journal of Extension, 41(1), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss1/12