The focus of this study is on the challenges of parenting in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, the role of the church and society. For a better society and peaceful co-existence to be possible, the family which is the smallest institution in society has to be functional and healthy for us to arrive at a wealthy society. Therefore, for a family to be functional, a better parenting method has to be adopted. The study therefore examined the challenges of parenting, how parenting styles affects the self-concept of a child and the role of the church and society in the upbringing of children. The study is helpful to both parents and children to appreciate their role in the family, society and the church. A survey research was conducted and random sampling techniques was used to draw a sample of one hundred respondents in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area. The data obtained were analyzed using simple percentage. The result revealed that parents have vital role in the life of their children and most of them neglect these roles due to pursuit for materialism, problem of unemployment, poverty and many other challenges. Based on the findings, the researcher recommends that parental counselling unit should be established in churches in Ibesikpo Local Government Area where parents that need help and assistance in solving their parental upheavals could easily go for counselling. It is also recommended that the church should preach and teach parents and children how to fulfill their responsibilities in the family.