The Center for Parenting Education
Mission and Shared Beliefs
The mission of The
Center for Parenting Education is to educate and support parents to raise their
children in emotionally healthy ways so that their children can thrive
personally, socially and academically.
Our programs, led by certified Parenting
Educators, are lively and interactive and enable participants to share
experiences and learn from each other. Parents are given opportunities to
practice the skills they learn so that they will come away with information
that they understand, remember and can apply in their everyday lives with their
children. By emphasizing the importance of providing children with a balance of
unconditional love as well as the need for setting firm and reasonable limits, the
Parenting Center strives to empower parents with the skills necessary for
raising responsible and caring children.
The Center for Parenting Education, a non-profit agency
founded in 1997, provides programs at our location in Abington, PA and at other
sites in the surrounding community as well as over the internet through
on-demand programs and live online events.
Our Shared Beliefs
- Parenting is the most
important job that people have. It is also one of the most difficult,
challenging, rewarding and enriching of life’s experiences.
- We believe there are
no perfect parents and no perfect children. Everybody is doing the best they
can given the experiences they have had.
- We believe that each
family is unique and deserves to be highly valued, respected and supported.
- We believe that it is
never too late to make changes and improve relationships. Healthy parenting can
- We offer a
preventative, proactive focus toward healthier parenting.
- We teach parents
skills and information that current research indicates is most effective in
creating an environment that produces resilient, confident, socially competent
- Building upon a
family’s existing strengths, we help parents to become critical thinkers,
intentional about their parenting decisions, and advocates for their families.
- All parents can
benefit from parenting education and support programs which nurture and empower
them in a safe atmosphere without blame or criticism.
for information about our upcoming programs.
The Center for Parenting
Education is a 501(C)3 designated non-profit organization. Much of the work conducted
to ensure the on-going functioning of the organization is done on a volunteer
basis by the Parenting Educators.