ERIC Number: ED356073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-16
Teaching Children about Parenting.
Masterpasqua, Frank; And Others
This study was designed to determine whether children's knowledge and ability to solve problems about parenting and caregiving could be promoted by means of a school-based curriculum. The study took place over 2 years and involved 138 fifth graders the first year and 217 fifth and sixth graders the second. Subjects were divided into treatment and control groups. Results indicated that youngsters who attended the parenting and caregiving classes were significantly more knowledgeable about early childhood development than were other children. They also produced significantly more solutions to common parent-child problems. These findings suggest that school-based parenting and caregiving classes may serve as effective means to promote parental competence and prevent maltreatment of children. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (100th, Washington, DC, August 16, 1992).