Purposeful Parenting Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July as the National Purposeful Parenting Month. Purposeful parenting is all about being an active and engaged parent towards one’s child. The goal of the month is to build strong, positive and functional families with children recognizing the importance of meaningful relationships between parents and children. The essential elements to purposeful parenting include structure & order, responsibility & accountability, firmness & fairness, limits & boundaries, consistency, problem-solving skills, understanding and unconditional love.