ERIC Number: EJ867233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Reducing Preschoolers' Disruptive Behavior in Public with a Brief Parent Discussion Group
Joachim, Sabine; Sanders, Matthew R.; Turner, Karen M. T.
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v41 n1 p47-60 Feb 2010
This study examined the efficacy of a brief 2-h discussion group for parents of preschool children that show disruptive behavior on shopping trips. Forty-six parents with children aged 2-6 years were randomly assigned to either the intervention condition or a waitlist control group. Significant intervention effects were found for measures of problem child behavior, dysfunctional parenting styles and parents' confidence in the parenting role. No group differences were found for parental adjustment or conflict over parenting. Intervention gains were maintained at 6-month follow-up. Results are discussed within a primary care and public health framework.
Descriptors: Intervention, Discussion Groups, Parenting Styles, Public Health, Child Rearing, Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Problems, Self Esteem, Comparative Analysis
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