How do you feel about lessons in parenting and how to be a good father?
According to a new survey by the Centre for Social Justice, Britain’s teenagers are more likely to own a smartphone than have a father living at home.
Pilot courses, or parenting lessons, are being trialled across the country encouraging mums and dads to learn some new tricks when it comes to bringing up their children.
Areas with high rates of family breakdown such as Cheshire and Merseyside, the North East, London, East England and the Midlands will be among those to pilot the courses.
One of the first pilots gets underway in Westminster in London later this month.
It will help parents to build better relationships with their children while also looking at how culture and family background shape parenting styles.
It is also hoped that the lessons will help expectant parents to prepare for the impact of becoming a parent and to highlight the changes which can be expected in family relationships.