"Children don’t come with a manual, but is it right that all of us get so little guidance?"

Daniel Boffey, writing in The Observer, quoted David Cameron as saying, "We’ve dramatically expanded the number of health visitors, and that is crucial. But that just deals with one part of parenting – the first few weeks and months. What about later on, when it comes to play, communication, behaviour and discipline? We all need more help with this – the most important job we’ll ever have. So I believe we now need to think about how to make it normal – even aspirational – to attend parenting classes.”

The Formula 4 Leadership approach can play a vitally important part in that process for it focuses on balancing the child's maturing desire for self-determination and the parent's responsibility to retain appropriate levels of control. Our Parenting Judgement Indicator (PJI) is the perfect support to the parenting classes that Mr Cameron is calling for.

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