How important is good parenting?
Lord Northbourne, a crossbench peer who speaks regularly in the House of Lords about education and children, invited you to join a debate about the value of good parenting.
In the first project of its kind between the House of Lords and the BBC, your responses were sought in advance and informed a debate on the subject in the House of Lords. Lord Northbourne has also taken part in a live webchat. You can read his comments below in grey.
Lord Northbourne argues that standards of education, as well inequality in society can both be addressed by focusing efforts on the first three years of a child's life.
Speaking in advance of his debate, he told the BBC "I hope this debate will lead the government to endorse the proposals that we teach life-skills and parenting skills at all stages in school."
He went on to say: "Only a serious focus on the foundation years will improve educational outcomes and in so doing reduce inequality."
How important is good parenting for under three-year-olds? What are your views on parenting in early childhood? Are you a parent or a teacher? What effect does parenting have on a child's success in school? How can excluded or disadvantaged children best be supported in the education system?
This debate is now closed. Thank you for your comments.