National Parent Survey
They Think, Know and Need
ZERO TO THREE and the Bezos Family Foundation are excited to share the findings from a comprehensive research effort of parents of children aged birth to five.
Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need is the result of this large-scale research effort. The survey, conducted in October 2015, examines parenthood from the perspective of Millennial and Generation X parents.
The findings reveal important insights about:
- What parents of young children know and don’t know about child and brain development, and the impact of early experiences on children’s growth and learning;
- The challenges parents struggle with most;
- How parents’ own childhood experience influence their child-rearing;
- What kind of parenting information they need and how they want it delivered; and
- More on parents’ beliefs, goals, and experiences when it comes to parenting children under the age of five years.
Parents Speak Up
Insight on Fatherhood
Ninety percent of millennial and Generation X dads say that parenting is their greatest joy, and 86 percent say they work hard at becoming a more effective parent. But dads are also clear that they need more support.
Watch highlights from a June 2016 Congressional Briefing “What Millennial Dads Want: Harnessing the Potential of Fatherhood.”
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) speaks about the importance of fatherhood.
Claire Lerner, Senior Parenting Advisory at ZERO TO THREE shares highlights from the ZERO TO THREE and Bezos Family Foundation National Parent Survey.
Michael Mitchell, Participant from the ZERO TO THREE and Bezos Family Foundation National Parent Survey, shares a father’s perspective.
The Expectation Gap
The Discipline Dilemma
Thank You to Our Partners
National Parent Survey: Millennial Connections
Be a Big Voice for Little Kids
Bring attention to what babies and their families need to thrive.