UCL News


Letter: Seven 'pillars of parenting'

15 March 2006

We desperately need a national model of professional parenting that is driven by principles from existing psychological research and theory.

We should start by unpacking what the skills of parenting are and make such skills the focus of training in professional childcare. This is why at Ingleside children's home we have placed seven 'pillars of parenting' at the centre of our authentic warmth childcare project.

Colin Maginn, director, Ingleside children's home, and Dr Sean Cameron, UCL Psychology, 'Society Guardian', 15 March 2006