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Jakarta Post

Urban moms and dads reap the benefits of parenting classes

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 22, 2019   /  05:41 pm
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Parenting classes help parents to understand their children better. (Shutterstock/Michal Swoboda)

For Sucipto, an employee at a state-owned construction company in Bogor, West Java, and father of two, his decision to join a parenting class last year has been life changing. He said he made the change after he and his wife attended a 10-hour class in Purwokerto, Central Java. Sucipto decided to move his wife and two daughters, who were living in his hometown of Pekalongan, Cental Java, to Bogor, after several years of living separately due to their jobs. “After joining the parenting class, I realized that the responsibility to educate my daughters did not only lie on my wife’s shoulders. My wife and I decided it was best for us to live together again so our kids could feel love and attention from both of their parents,” Cipto said on Thursday. He also said the parenting class made him and his wife strive to set the best examples they could for the sake of the...