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The Effectiveness of the Respected Parents and Respected Children Parent Education Program for Mothers of Toddlers
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 37, Issue 2,  2016, pp.95-109
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/kjcs.2016.37.2.95
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The Effectiveness of the Respected Parents and Respected Children Parent Education Program for Mothers of Toddlers
Rhee, Sun Hee; Doh, Hyun-Sim; Lee, Woon Kyung; Oh, Hye Jin; Shin, Jung Hee;
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Objective: This study used a pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design to evaluate the effectiveness of the Respected Parents & Respected Children parent education program developed for mothers of toddlers. Methods: A total of 40 mothers were assigned to two groups, an intervention group (n = 20) and a waiting group (n = 20). Mothers in the intervention group participated in six weekly sessions of the parent education program. After the termination of the program, differences between the preand post-test in terms of mothers' parenting characteristics (i.e., parenting behaviors, parenting efficacy, and parenting stress) and toddlers' social and emotional characteristics were compared in both groups. Results: Mothers in the intervention group showed significant improvement in their parenting behaviors and parenting efficacy and decreased parenting stress, whereas mothers in the waiting group did not show any significant differences between pre- and post-test scores. Mothers in the intervention group also reported a significant improvement in their toddlers' level of imitation/play. Conclusion: These findings indicate that the Respected Parents & Respected Children parent education program is effective in bringing about positive changes in both mothers' and toddlers' characteristics, which can be crucial for the future developmental outcomes of children.
respected parents & respected children parent education program;parenting behavior;parenting efficacy;parenting stress;social and emotional behaviors;
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