Religion has a growing influence on parenting, and there remains a need to understand
the influence of religious values in order to inform parents, and other professional
bodies, on how religious beliefs can influence child-rearing practices. A systematic
review was conducted to explore relevant articles during the time period 2004–2014.
The aim of the review was to explore the effect of religion on parenting, and to establish
effective ways in which religious parents can be guided in parenting. The findings
show that religion does influence parenting, and that with intervention aimed at
increasing specific skills, parenting practices may improve.