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Las Casas Fellow Co-authors Report on Parenting Skills

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Prof. John Loughlin, who leads research into questions of human dignity at the Las Casas Institute, is co-author with Cristina Odone of a newly published report from the Legatum Institute on parenting skills. While most parenting classes currently do not explicitly teach character and values, groups that promote parenting skills prompt parents to reflect on their values, while the dynamic of small groups confirm positive values to promote patience, tolerance in meeting others with a different values system, empathy, and good communication.  The report recommends that a National Parenting Trust, with continuous volunteer mentoring, supports the introduction of character and values into parenting classes that would complement the existing provision. This provision should be more widely accredited and better known. You can read and download the report at