The parental role begins immediately at the birth of a child and involves caring for the child, protecting, teaching it and providing guidance. The aim of good parenting is that the child becomes healthy, well adjusted, happy and has skills that benefit it in the future. Parental skills are however neither inherent nor do they come automatically; it takes time to acquire the necessary knowledge, proficiency and skill.
The Health Care (Heilsugæslan) offers the course Uppeldi sem virkar – færni til framtíðar (parenting that works – skills for the future) which is specifically developed for parents in Iceland. It is suitable for young children’s parents, up to 6-7 years old. The course is based on accredited studies and well-researched methods.