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ERIC Number: EJ1048939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
The Impact of Challenging Behavior on Families: I Don't Know What to Do
Doubet, Sharon L.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v34 n4 p223-233 Feb 2015
This qualitative study highlights the experiences of seven parents of preschoolers who engaged in persistent challenging behaviors. The study included an in-depth interview with each parent, member checking, and a follow-up discussion with each participant to clarify any ambiguous participant comments. Results revealed four major themes regarding the impact of challenging behavior on families: (a) choosing activities, (b) siblings, (c) stress, and (d) questioning parenting competency. Future research ideas and implications for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who work with or on behalf of young children with challenging behaviors are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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