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Patricia Carroll

Associate Professor, Human Development and Relationships Educator

Division of Extension | Juneau

Hometown: Menasha, WI

Patricia Carroll is an Associate Professor in the Division of Extension, Department of Family Development. Carroll programs in the area of Human Development and Relationships with an emphasis in digital parenting outreach and engagement. She is a leader in the development, evaluation, and execution of educational programs that strengthen families and communities.


The Importance of Parental Confidence

Science tells us that, when parents stop believing in themselves as parents, they can become less effective at child rearing. Self-efficacy is not a fixed trait. It is possible to strengthen one’s parenting efficacy. This talk provides tips to help promote effective parenting practices that build parental confidence and stronger parent-child relationships.