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Blackburn, Carolyn; Harvey, Merryl – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The number of preterm births is increasing globally and in England, yet professional knowledge about the short- and long-term developmental consequences and the psycho-social effect on parents is limited amongst the early years workforce. Using a social-ecological systems theory approach, this paper reports on a mixed-methods study that aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premature Infants, Young Children, Child Care
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Martin, Eleanor; Weiland, Christina; Page, Lindsay C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Although text messaging interventions targeting parents of older students have shown promise for improving a variety of outcomes, evidence on text-based outreach and support for parents of young children is just emerging. We explore programmatic data from a text-based mentoring intervention designed to support postpartum mothers and promote…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Parenting Skills, Parent Education
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Waters, Sara F.; Hulette, Annmarie; Davis, Mindy; Bernstein, Rosemary; Lieberman, Alicia – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Prevention and amelioration of the myriad effects of toxic stress on child development is a significant public health concern. Scalable programmes to address this concern are lacking. Attachment Vitamins (AV) is a novel universal prevention programme for parents of young children that is trauma-informed and addresses toxic stress within a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Child Health, Prevention
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Corsano, Paola; Guidotti, Laura – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Reminiscing is a conversation between a child and caregiver about past events they have experienced together. In recent years, researchers have been interested in implementing training to improve the quality of parents' reminiscing styles, both in typically developing and 'at-risk' children and disadvantaged families. The review analysed studies…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Pérez-González, Sam; Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of difficult temperament and qualities of parent-child relationship to Turkish children's peer relations, with a specific focus on the moderating role of parent-child relationships (closeness and conflict) on difficult temperament when predicting children's peer relations. Participants were 94…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Personality Problems, Child Behavior
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Leer, Jane; Lopez-Boo, Florencia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Home-visit parenting programmes have been linked to positive developmental outcomes among participating children, yet few studies have explored the mechanisms behind this impact. We observe 40 home visits across seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using an observational tool to assess visit content, coaching strategy, and the…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Child Rearing, Program Effectiveness, Home Programs
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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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Luo, Renfu; Jia, Fang; Yue, Ai; Zhang, Linxiu; Lyu, Qijia; Shi, Yaojiang; Yang, Meredith; Medina, Alexis; Kotb, Sarah; Rozelle, Scott – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two. A sample of 448 six to eighteen-month-old children and their caregivers were randomly selected from two rural counties in Hebei and Yunnan provinces. According the third edition of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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O'Sullivan, Cathryn; Minott, Ceceile – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The authors, through a consultancy with the Caribbean Child Development Centre, the University of the West Indies Open Campus, sought to identify comprehensive parent support programmes and policies in the healthcare sector in non-Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries. As mapping researchers, the authors were contracted to map policies and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Child Development
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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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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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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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Lloyd, Eva; Edmonds, Casey; Downs, Celony; Crutchley, Rebecca; Paffard, Fran – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The acquisition of everyday scientific concepts by 3-6-year-old children attending early childhood institutions has been widely studied. In contrast, research on science learning processes among younger children is less extensive. This paper reports on findings from an exploratory empirical study undertaken in a "stay and play" service…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Scientific Concepts, Science Education
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