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.
A high quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development. Mental health and behavioral problems could be attributed to early childhood and the mother-child interactions. Foster care in Ghana is an age old tradition as it is viewed as a kinship obligation. Children are commonly seen taken to live with extended family relations. This practice is common in the rural and urban centers, where children serve as as domestic assistance or for the purposes of being given a better education. This book brings to the reader the background of foster care in Ghana, it also outlines a number of theories and related studies in mother-child relationships and how it affects the well-being of the child.Statistical analysis are made to give the reader the extent of significance to which parenting affect the anxiety, self-esteem, depression and personality of adolescents. Adolescents between the ages 13years and 19years living with either their biological or foster parents and whose birth parent are alive were studied. Based on the analysis, recommendations are made to parents,school teachers and guidance counselors.
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.
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.
Parenting and Children?s Internalization of Values
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of the relationship between single parenting and indiscipline in selected Basic and High Schools in Lusaka, Zambia. The research design used in this study was contrasted group design. This design enabled the research to contrast between single parenting and double parenting in relation to teenage indiscipline in schools. The target population was made up of all pupils in grades eight(8), nine(9), eleven(11) and twelve(12). The probability sampling procedure used a stratified random sampling technique. The sample size was one hundred and sixty-eight (168) respondents. The study demonstrated that certain factors such as late coming to school, absenteeism, poverty, smoking, drinking and drug taking contributed to indiscipline in single than in double parented children. The study also examined the effect of indiscipline on the academic performance of children from single and double parented homes. The findings of this study however, showed that there was a significant relationship between single parenting and indiscipline in selected Basic and High Schools of Zambia.
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
Nutritional status of children is greatly depended on nutritional knowledge and feeding practices of the mother which vary substantially between population due to socio-demographic, economic and cultural variations. Childhood malnutrition is a major health problem in Bangladesh, but the relationship between maternal knowledge and practices with the nutritional status of children have not been adequately studied in Bangladeshi population. This relationship along with factors affecting the maternal knowledge and practices, have been addressed in this work including 400 mothers of >2years children. This study has also identified misconception regarding mothers' nutritional knowledge and underlying reasons of improper child feeding practices. The work emphasizes on the importance of providing nutritional knowledge to the mothers (irrespective of educational status) and it also highlights the need for policy and strategy adaptation to provide more effective behavior change education targeted particularly to the people with lower education levels.
Dan Hughes' attachment-based therapy with children traumatized by abuse has won him international renown as a therapist and teacher. Now, in clear and direct language, he describes principles of attachment to help parents negotiate intimate thoughts and feelings and build mutual confidence. Neuroscience has found that a child's brain grows with the sympathy and cooperation of'attuned' parenting, but what I find most inspiring are the numerous parent-child dialogues illustrating how trust awakens in respectful understanding. He teaches us how parent and child may learn from one another, and feel the pride of shared meaning. This book offers such potent support for parents. It will empower them with the knowledge and practical tools they need to develop the best possible relationship with their child. No other book has adequately covered this vital material in terms of what to say, how to say it, and why, so that parent-child relationships can be deepened over time. With fascinating theory, moving examples, and a wealth of practical interventions, Dan Hughes provides parents with the wherewithal to develop their child's emotional intelligence and well-being on a long-term basis.
According to the results of previous research, Filial Therapy studies have led to an improvement in parents'' awareness of their children''s needs, their emphatic behaviors, therapeutic reactions towards their children, projective statements, acceptance of children''s emotions and behaviors, problem solving skills, and relationship in the dimensions of loyalty, sincerity and communication. Practical studies conducted by using different variables and in different cultures revealed the effectiveness of Filial Therapy. This study aims to examine the effects of a Mother Training Program Based on Filial Therapy on the interaction between mothers and their children. It is an experimental study based on the pretest, posttest, follow-up test model with experimental, placebo and control groups. Data were obtained by using the Parent-Child Relationship Scale, mothers'' relationships definitions and video-recordings of interviews during which mothers evaluated the training program. As a result of the analyses performed in all three groups, a meaningful improvement was seen in the relationships of experimental group mothers with their children
Infertility is a health problem faced by women of childbearing age, but its effects on women’s well-being have been the subject of little research attention. Even less is known about what may mediate those effects. Studies from other countries suggest that in a society that values fertility, women experience infertility as a stigmatising condition, which may contribute to their perceived level of infertility-related stress. This work investigated the extent women in Southern Ghana seeking infertility treatment perceived themselves as stigmatised, the relationship between perceived stigma and infertility-related stress, and whether other sources of social status mediated this relationship. The majority (64%) of women in this sample felt stigmatised. There was a strong positive relationship between perceived stigma and infertility-related stress. The observed relationship was mediated by the level of women’s education, existing child/children, the number of years spent in infertility treatment and the type of marriage. In relation to coping strategies, women preferred to keep information about their infertility to themselves due to the stigma associated with the condition.
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.