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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Arranz Freijo, Enrique; Olabarrieta, Fernando; Manzano, Ainhoa; Barreto, Florencia Belen; Roncallo, Claudia Patricia; Sánchez Murciano, Maialen; Rekagorri, Joana; Garcia, María Dolores – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper presents the results of an assessment and preventive education experience involving 50 families with children aged 2. The families were assessed by means of an interview conducted during a home visit, and were subsequently provided with a series of everyday parenting guidelines. The results provide empirical evidence of the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Young Children, Parenting Styles, Prevention
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Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Access to high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is important for developmental outcomes and school success. The first years of life are a critical period for learning and the quality of early experiences can have a significant impact later in life. Parenting is one of the primary influences on children's development and family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement
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Ochaita, E.; Espinosa, M. A.; García-Llorente, I.; Fernández-López, M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article chronologically reviews different contributions of the non-governmental organizations to the positive parenting initiative currently adopted in Spain. It starts with the theoretical framework adopted by UNICEF and the Oxford University researchers on the contribution of the International Agencies and NGOs to this subject that was…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Parenting Styles, International Organizations, Foreign Countries
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Martínez-González, Raquel-Amaya; Iglesias-García, María-Teresa – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Parenting competences have a major influence on children's development and well-being. The objective of this study was to validate the Parenting Competence Scale for Parents with Young Children (PCS-YC) from a preventive psycho-socio-educative approach. After performing Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis with data collected from a random…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Rodrigo, María José; Máiquez, María Luisa; Hidalgo, Victoria; Martín Quintana, Juan Carlos; Martínez-González, Raquel-Amaya; Ochaita, Esperanza; Balsells Bailón, M. Angels; Arranz Freijo, Enrique B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study showcases the collaborative work between, on the one side, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality and the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and, on the other side, a consortium of eight Spanish universities. The aims are to implement a positive parenting policy to adopt codes of professional best…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Best Practices, Quality Assurance, Parenting Styles
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Balsells Bailón, M. A.; Mateos Inchaurrondo, A.; Urrea Monclús, A.; Vaquero Tió, E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article presents the results of a qualitative study that explores parenting skills when a child returns home after a period of foster care in the child protection system. There were a total of 135 participants, including 63 child protection professionals, 42 parents and 30 children and adolescents. The data were analysed using content…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Foster Care
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Barreto, Florencia Belén; González Safont, Llúcia; Roncallo, Claudia Patricia; Acha, Joana; Sánchez de Miguel, Manuel – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study presents the descriptive data of a family context assessment carried out using a new instrument which includes a wide range of variables identified in recent scientific literature as influencing children's psychological development. Participants were 772 families with children aged between 7 and 11. The results reveal variability…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Stress Variables, Parenting Styles, Self Esteem
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Hidalgo, Victoria; Pérez-Padilla, Javier; Sánchez, Jose; Ayala-Nunes, Lara; Maya, Jesús; Grimaldi, Víctor; Menéndez, Susana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this research was to present an overview of the existing family support resources in Spain for at-risk families. We analysed 64 family support services from 16 agencies belong to 11 regions of Spain. In a second phase, 20 positive parenting programmes were analysed in depth to ascertain the extent to which they met evidence-based…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Evidence Based Practice, Parent Education, Parenting Skills
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Arranz Freijo, Enrique B.; Rodrigo López, Maria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This introduction presents a general overview of the regulations, policies, programmes and actions which currently exist in Spain within the field of positive parenting. The articles featured in this special issue showcase initiatives aimed at fostering child development through the promotion of parenting competences and family support. They are…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Public Policy, Child Development, Family Relationship
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Martín Quintana, Juan Carlos; Alemán Falcón, Jesús; Calcines Piñero, María Ascensión; Izquierdo Clemente, Diana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Family leisure activities require both parental interaction and supervision. This research involved 488 parents of children between 3 and 8 years old from public schools of early childhood and primary education at Gran Canaria, one of the Eastern Canary Islands (Spain); the aim was to analyze the shared leisure in family and its connection with…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Family Relationship, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Callejas, Enrique; Byrne, Sonia; Rodrigo, María José – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Current models of pediatric care include parental support as part of health promotion in the early years. This study introduces the modality of e-health by describing the universal 'Gaining Health and Wellbeing from Birth to Three' programme, reporting on the level of programme satisfaction among 249 parents and 350 professionals. The average…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Health Promotion, Program Descriptions, Infants
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Galende, Nuria; de Miguel, Manuel Sanchez; Arranz, Enrique – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The aim of this study was to analyse the relation between parents' distancing strategies and the performance of five-year-old children (N = 70) in Theory of Mind (ToM) tasks. The children's performances were assessed during individual sessions held at school. The distancing strategies practiced by the parents (cognitive and linguistic scaffolding,…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Prosocial Behavior, Observation, Family Environment
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Sarmiento Campos, Jose A.; Squires, Jane; Ponte, Jaime – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
"A_Tempo" is a research project that is currently under development in Galicia, an autonomous community of Spain. Its main aim is to propose an effective universal screening procedure for early identification of developmental disorders in children from zero to three years of age who attend Galician pre-primary schools.…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Questionnaires
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Rivas, Sonia; Sobrino, Angel; Peralta, Felisa – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This article gives an account of the results from an assessment of an early childhood education programme, conducted over the course of two academic years (1999-2000 and 2000-2001), in a centre in northeastern Spain. The purpose of the assessment was to discover how a particular educational programme contributed to the short-term competency levels…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries