The present investigation was conducted with a view to assess parenting stress and parent-child-relationship of single and double career mothers in a nuclear family with a single female child. It is evident from the present study that there was a statistically highly significant difference between Parenting Stress in single and double career mothers. From the results of correlation, it was found that only the ‘symbolic reward’ subscale in case of only homemaker correlated negatively Parenting Stress. Thus, it could be concluded that, in spite of higher level of parenting stress experienced by double career mothers than the homemaker only mothers, there was no difference in the ultimate quality of Parent-Child-Relationship. This had been so perhaps because basic love was not lesser in double career mother than the single career counterparts, and the children could feel it no doubt.
Relationship of individual influences other individual. Parenting relationship and behaviour problems are two different measures. The present study is to examine the relationship between parenting style of father and mother having children with mental retardation. The sample size was divided into two groups the first group consisted of 40 students between the age group of 5 to 15 years. The second group consisted of twenty mothers and twenty fathers. Data collection was done by using BASIC-MR (PART-B), Developmental Screening Test, and Multidimensional Parenting Scale. Results of this study revealed that there is no significant relationship between the measures, but they have an effect on each other.
Child sexual assault (CSA) is a reality for many children, affecting extensive areas of their psychological functioning. The discovery of child sexual assault is a major stressor in the lives of a child’s non-offending parent. Numerous studies have revealed that the attachment and support of the non-offending parent, most commonly the mother, has an impact on the child’s long-term adjustment to the abusive experience. The current study aimed to investigate the impact of a disclosure of sexual assault on the non-offending mother and her relationship with her child. Specifically, this study examined parenting stress, attachment, and coping styles in mothers of children who have been sexually assaulted, and examined if the impact of a child’s disclosure is different depending upon the identity of the perpetrator and the perpetrator’s relationship to the mother. The outcomes of this study have implications for in assessment and intervention practices, to better facilitate the adjustment of children and families who have been affected by CSA.
The book entiled, "Sources of Maternal Stress in Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities" an attempt is made to explore the sources of maternal stress in mothers caring for children with intellectual disabilities. By exploring sources of maternal stress in mothers caring for children with intellectual disabilities will be of great use for clinicians, professionals, and policy makers, in order to provide better services to caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities and also to formulate better policy for the welfare of caregivers and children with intellectual disabilities.
The main objective of the study is to investigate the parenting stress, emotional coping, psychological adjustment and psychological distress among mothers of children with hearing impairment and normal hearing children. Sample: The sample comprised of 300 subjects i.e., 150 mothers of (clinical group) children with hearing impairment and 150 mothers (control group) of children with normal hearing. The age range of the sample was 18 - 42 years. The mean age of mothers was 27.18 years. The age range of the children was 14 - 60 months. Criteria for inclusion in the hearing impaired children were severe or profound hearing loss (defined as a loss of 70 db or greater across the speaking range) and no other physical disabilities.
A Harvard-trained obstetrician-gynecologist, prominent blogger, and author of the classic How Your Baby Is Born delivers a timely, important, and sure to be headline-making expose that shines a light on the natural parenting movement and the multimillion-dollar industry behind it. The natural parenting movement praises the virtues of birth without medical interference, staunchly advocates breastfeeding for all mothers, and hails attachment parenting. Once the exclusive province of the alternative lifestyle, natural parenting has gone mainstream, becoming a lucrative big business today. But those who do not subscribe to this method are often made to feel as if they are doing their children harm. Dr. Amy Tuteur understands their apprehensions. “Parenting quickly feels synonymous with guilt. And of late, there is no bigger arena for this pervasive guilt than childbirth.” As a medical professional with a long career in obstetrics and gynecology and as the mother of four children, Tuteur is no stranger to the insurmountable pressures and subsequent feelings of blame and self-condemnation that mothers experience during their children’s early years. The natural parenting movement, she contends, is not helping them raise their children better. Instead, it capitalizes on their uncertainty, manipulating parents when they are most vulnerable. In Push Back, she chronicles the movement’s history from its roots to its modern practices, incorporating her own experiences as a mother and successful OB-GYN with original research on the latest in childbirth science. She also reveals the dangerous and overtly misogynistic motives of some of its proponents—conservative men who sought to limit women’s control and autonomy. As she debunks, one by one, the guilt-inducing myths of natural birth and parenting, Dr. Tuteur empowers women to embrace the method of childbirth that is right for them, while reassuring all parents that the most important thing they can do is love and care for their children.
Parenting plans are a rather new concept for professionals in South Africa working in the field of divorce. Emphasis has been placed on the development of parenting plans by including the concept of parenting plans in section 33 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Professionals are now confronted with formulating adequate parenting plans which are focussed on the best interest standard of the children and that will assist the family with its functioning post-divorce. This book gives guidance to mental health and legal professionals in structuring parenting plans.
This book, Psychological distress & expressed emotions in mothers of children with mental retardation & children with autism, represents the stress and expressed emotions of mothers of disabled children. This research was done during 2008-2009 at Sweekaar Rehabilitation Institute for Handicapped, Secunderabad while the author pursuing her M. Phil Rehabilitation Psychology. Book contains 5 chapters with references and appendix. It discussed the stress in mothers of children with disability as mothers are more active in their child’s care and bear most of the burden associated with it. As the author also experienced stress due to her family environments such as her brother-in-law is a bedridden person due to brain damage and her mother-in-law has psychological problem and which made her to start the course of M.Phil Rehab Psychology.
Every parent would like to have a happy, well- behaved child – but every parent also knows this is not often a reality! Raising Happy Children For Dummies helps you better understand your children – from toddler to teen, boys and girls – and is packed with practical tips from an experienced parenting coach to improve your parenting, your child’s happiness and as a result, their behaviour. The book helps you explore your own parenting skills, helps you to define what changes you may need to make and provides advice on how to implement new parenting habits to improve you and your family’s relationships. Covering both day-to-day parenting and offering extra advice on how to help your children deal with life’s tougher challenges, this is a down to earth guide from a parenting coach and mother of two, Sue Atkins. Raising Happy Children For Dummies covers: Becoming a Confident Parent Knowing What Kind of Parent You Are – and Want to Become Understanding Your Kids' Needs Beginning with the End in Mind: Establishing Goals for Your Family Communicating Effectively and Connecting with Your Children Approaching Parenting With Common Sense Maintaining Great Relationships Getting Down to Earth and Practical: Disciplining Your Kids Choosing Different Strategies for Different Ages When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Conflict Coping With School Helping Your Child Cope with Individual Problems Helping Your Child Cope with Bigger Issues Raising Children with Unique and Special Needs Raising Twins, Triplets, and Multiple-Birth Children Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent Ten Techniques to Build a Happy Home Ten Things to Do When it All Goes Pear-Shaped Ten (or so) Top Resources for Parents
This qualitative, mother-focused study examines the experiences of a mother who is rearing multi-disabled children consisting of mental disabilities, a hearing impairment and physical disabilities; and the effects of having more than one child with multi-disability on mother’s psychological well-being. Another objective of the study is to explore how a mother copes with this issue in a family setting and the kind of coping strategies the mother uses to manage the difficulties. Case study design was conducted with the mother of multi-disabled children. Qualitative in-depth interviews are conducted with the mother, and information was gathered in the areas of daily stress, coping, family reactions and well-being. Family Systems Theory provides the theoretical framework of the study. The experience, reaction and communication of the mother with both her disabled children and other family members are examined with the light of the family systems theory in order to understand the interrelation among the family members.
Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family. You’ll learn how to… Apply the 12 essential principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good mothering Raise children with confidence, resilience, and character Create a customized mothering plan and use it so it leads to success with your child Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking to what really counts in parenting good kids today Discover simple ways to make big differences in your family’s life
This book identifies the level of occupational stress and job satisfaction among the male and female of service sector because this issue is related to their personal and professional life. And it can affect their productivity in organization and disturbance in their personal life. This book explores the relationship between occupational stress and job satisfaction as well as stress with gender and also the relationship between job satisfaction and gender. Some most important factors of stress have been identified in this book which affects the organizational life and personal life of an employee.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the level of problematic behavior of children who are in the custody of the child welfare system and the parenting styles, and family functioning of kin families who care for these children. This study is a cross-sectional survey that employed face-to-face interviews with 120 kin caregivers. The results indicated that families not functioning very well tended to report more behavioral problems in the subject child. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine if family functioning and parenting style would predict the level of problematic behavior of the subject child. The caregivers'' responses regarding their care giving experiences revealed the themes of parenting burden, system constraints, and family strain.
Parenting is a tedious challenge in a world spun with rapid technological, economic and social changes that has its impact on family living and family culture. Parents are significant figures in the lives of their children and the parenting style dominantly used in child rearing does have a large impact on child development. The book envisages the role of parents in developmental areas of self esteem, social competence and academic achievement highlighting the need for parenting workshops that will build awareness among parents of child specific behaviours that should form the repertoire of good parenting. Successful parenting is not a privilege of a few but an art/skill that can and has to be learned to achieve social responsibility by building through our homes a society which upholds a culture of valued and responsible growth of children. The author in a humble style, through a meta-analysis of research on parenting, opens horizons of new perceptions that eludes the reader, especially parents, to evaluate themselves in their parenting caps and move towards better parenting strategies equipped with warmth, open communication, respect and democratic principles to create good homes
My book is about the “Mother-Child Relationship in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora”. Here I am going to highlight the nature of Indian Nationalism through the image of a mother and the relationship between a mother and a child. It is such a mother who does not bother about her own biological child but she is the mother who can embrace all the outsiders as her own children. This is actually our India which is the most liberal country by its nature. So Indian Nationalism must be named as cultural Internationalism which is beyond the narrow boundary of nationalism. India is always worshipped as mother and the most important image of mother is Bengali “Ma” which is mainly described in the writings of Tagore.