The Parenting Study

In the Parenting Study we focused on the role of the quality of parenting as a potential contributor to child negative outcomes (internalizing and externalizing behavior problems).

Using the original sample of the Boston Community Violence Project, we analyzed, for the very first time, mother-child videotapes in the home available for 76% (n = 121/160 dyads) of the subjects. Videotapes were not available because of equipment problems, dyads speaking a different language than English or Spanish, or refusals. The subsample in the Parenting Study reflects the characteristics of the original sample: Families resided in a wide range of housing arrangements (such as publicly operated housing complexes, government subsidized housing apartments, or private homes), with about half residing in nongovernment subsidized homes. Subjects were predominantly from low socio-economic status and from ethnic minority background. Mothers were of African descent (71%) or Latino (22%). Sixty-three percent of the mothers who were born in the United States, while the remaining immigrated about 11 years ago from a myriad of 21 different countries reflecting the international composition of Boston residents. Mothers were in their early thirties. Close to half (42%) completed high school or a General Educational Development program (GED) while 26% had less than a high school diploma and 32% had post high school education. Mother's were employed outside of the home (52%) and some were attending school (20%); 45% received Aid to Families with Dependent Children; 40% were single head of households; and 69% were currently involved with a partner. Mothers had an average of 2.7 (SD = 1.5) children. The children were between 3 and 5 years of age (M = 4.02; SD = .94) and participated in a variety of day care arrangements; 48% were girls.

Joy Of Modern Parenting Collection

Joy Of Modern Parenting Collection

This is a collection of parenting guides. Within this collection you will find the following titles: Issues, rule and discipline, self esteem and tips plus more.

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