This DCSF research brief presents the findings from the Parental Opinion Survey 2009, carried out by TNS-BMRB. It found that the vast majority of parents were confident when caring for their children. Confidence was highest for parents of older children, and levels of confidence were lowest amongst parents who did not speak English as a first language. High levels of confidence had positive impacts on other aspects of parenting, such as enjoyment of parenting, parental involvement and behaviour management.
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