Improving Parental Roles and Education for Early Childhood Development

9 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2017

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Inkyung Kim

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Date Written: February 2, 2017


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Spurred by the recent series of child abuse cases that have been brought to light, the Korean government released a parental education package to promote the participation in and effectiveness of parental education programs. Early childhood linguistic and socio-emotional development are related to parental role indicators such as maternal depression, parental stress and style and the home environment. As such, to improve parental roles, it is important to enhance the use and effectiveness of parental education materials by integrating resources such as booklets and videos at different ministries and provide parents with the necessary skills that are in line with the child’s age and situation. Furthermore, it is necessary to expand parental education programs with expert counselling and guidance to help parents cope with their respective child care needs and improve their parenting skills.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Inkyung, Improving Parental Roles and Education for Early Childhood Development (February 2, 2017). KDI FOCUS (No. 79, eng.) , Available at SSRN:

Inkyung Kim (Contact Author)

Korea Development Institute (KDI) ( email )

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Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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