Formative Study on Parenting

This study explored the current beliefs, roles and behaviour of parents, extended family members and influencers in caregiving.

Kajal Ben, 2, with her Mother Lila Ben in Village Kukdi of Banaskantha District of Gujarat state, India.
UNICEF/UN0272279/Edwards

Highlights

Given the criticality of positive parenting in the early childhood and the absence of any major study focusing on parenting in the country, this study was crucial in examining how raising children is understood among different stakeholders and what sources of parenting support exists for parents.

This study explored the current beliefs, roles and behaviour of parents, extended family members and influencers in caregiving; different parenting style followed; impact of gender of caregiver and the child on caregiving style; and identified prevailing support system on caregiving.

Cover page of Formative Study on Parenting report

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UNICEF

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English

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