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Posted by Marilee Comfort on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

Importance of Parenting & Evidence-Based Intervention

Children don’t come with instructions.  Yet, parenting quality effects a child’s overall welfare and influences vital outcomes such as social behavior, educational success and emotional well-being (Olds, et al., 2007). Characteristics of effective parenting include (a) interaction style with their child; (b) warmth and affection towards their child; and (c) parenting strategies used (Johnson, et al., 2008). Cultivating positive parent/child interaction is a cornerstone of most parenting programs and parenting curricula. 

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Kyla Liggett-Creel
University of Maryland School of Social Work

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Tags: parent-child interaction, assessing parenting, parent leaders, coaching interactions, poverty