This article makes a case for including parental input, specifically parenting goals, in parenting programs. Research indicates goals directly influence parenting practices. Collaborative discussion about parent goals can better involve parents in the parenting education process, and, through the connection with practices, improve outcomes. Three categories of collaboration are described.
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Fox, G. E. (2005). Incorporating Parental Goals in Parenting Programs Through Collaborative Relationships with Parents. The Journal of Extension, 43(1), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss1/19