The effect of training from trained mothers and education from mother to mother on family functions and child-rearing attitudes was examined. The study was conducted in the 2010-2011 academic year in Ankara, and was modeled based on a pre-test, post-test control group experimental pattern. The study was conducted with a total of 96 mothers, with 28 from a trained mothers group, 28 from a mother to mother education group, and 40 from a control group. A family education program was applied over a period of 16 weeks in order to develop family functions and child-rearing attitudes using trained mothers group and the mother to mother education groups. Study data were collected using Family Attitude Inventory and Family Assessment Scale. The Wilcoxon signed ranks test and the Kruskal-Wallis H test were used for analyzing the data. According to the findings, family functions and child-rearing attitudes of the mothers in the experimental group developed positively; however, significant differences were determined in favor of the group receiving training from trained mothers in inter-group comparisons.