Tiger mothers won’t raise stars of tomorrow. Cameron is right to champion good parenting but don’t forget that hardship has forged some of the brightest and best. Read more
Do we need parenting classes?
At face value, it's hard to find much to dislike about the concept of parenting classes. Given that most parents sit through hours of antenatal lessons, it seems crazy that the classes stop at birth, and that there's nothing to help with the much bigger task of bringing the child up. Except that beneath the cheerful prospect of supervised play sessions and coffee mornings, simmers the politics of the parenting debate, which is surprisingly highly charged. Read more
Parent Gym is one of 15 organisations that will deliver the lessons for mums and dads as part of a trial which is expected to reach over 50,000 parents. Read more here
Parenting, the flip-chart way. As No 10 unveils its vouchers for lessons in raising children, one pilot group of mothers explains what they have already learnt. Read more