Kids thrive in strong, safe and supportive families. It seems basic common sense and it has been proven again and again through solid research.
Of course, no one sets out to be a poor parent. The consequences for abused or neglected children are personally and socially devastating. In a real sense, taxpayers accept an expensive laissez-faire approach to poor parenting that winds up costing billions later in programs that try to undo the consequences of weak family situations.
Here now, a conversation about the work being done to teach better parenting skills in a way that opens up the opportunity to heal broken families and open fair paths to opportunity. This discussion follows Crosscut's story on "Battling neglect by building better families."
Our guests are:
This podcast is hosted for Crosscut by Steve Scher and produced by Katy Sewall.