How your friends can help you be a better parent

A lot of parents—honestly, this tends to be a bit more of a dad thing and a mom thing—try to solve their parenting problems on their own. But parents are finding that there can be a lot of benefit to tapping into what others know. Researchers in England found that parents of problem children who went to parenting groups two hours per week for eight weeks were able to greatly reduce their kids’ problem behavior and improve their own skills as parents. Not surprising, 100 percent of the parents who went through this peer training program said they were satisfied with the results.

Bottom line message? Ask for help if you need it. Chances are you’re not the only one who’s going through what you are and someone else out there may have just the answer you’re looking for.

More info on the study here:

http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e1107

Whatcha think?