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Despite the good reasons in which poor health could impede parenting, relatively little research considers this possibility. This study uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N?=?3,376) and propensity score matching to examine the relationship between maternal and paternal health limitations—health conditions that limit the amount or type of work one can do—and mother- and father-reported parenting stress, cooperation in parenting, and engagement with children. First, the authors find that mothers' and fathers' health limitations are associated with greater parenting…
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While research exists on maternal preferences and decisions about child care, fathers are an underrepresented population in this literature. In an effort to fill this gap, this study examines the types of child care preferred, the level of involvement in the decision-making process, as well as the importance of certain characteristics of nonparental care in a sample of 130 fathers of children under the age of 6 years (6.2% of whom did not live with the child). Sixty-four percent of fathers in this sample indicated active involvement in making child care decisions with the child’s mother and…
This set includes 21 tip sheets written to help service providers offer guidance to parents and caregivers on specific issues, while supporting factors known to protect families from the risk of child abuse and neglect. Each easy-to-read factsheet focuses on concrete steps parents can take to care more effectively for their children and strengthen their family.
Este conjunto incluye 21 hojas informativas escritas para ayudar a los proveedores de servicios a ofrecer orientación a los padres y cuidadores sobre asuntos específicos, al mismo tiempo que apoyan los factores conocidos de protección de las familias contra el riesgo del abuso y el abandono infantil. Cada hoja informativa de fácil lectura se enfoca en medidas concretas que los padres pueden tomar para cuidar más efectivamente de sus hijos y así fortalecer a sus familias. This set includes 21 tip sheets written to help service providers offer guidance to parents and caregivers on specific…
These tips help parents and caregivers carry out the recommended practices described in the Institute of Education Sciences Educator’s practice guide, Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. Each tip highlights evidence-based practices from classroom settings that could also help parents or caregivers develop their children’s reading at home. (Author abstract)
The Parenting Curricula Review Databases explore parenting curricula options for families in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. There are separate databases for center-based and home-based curricula. Curricula are categorized by age of children, key topics, number/frequency of sessions, parenting domains addressed, languages available, cost, and other features. (Author abstract modified)
Adult caregivers such as parents, teachers, coaches, and other mentors play a critical role in shaping and supporting self-regulation development from birth through young adulthood through an interactive process called “co-regulation." This snapshot focuses on the self-regulation skills developing in infants and toddlers and highlights key considerations for promoting these skills. (Author abstract modified)
Adult caregivers such as parents, teachers, coaches, and other mentors play a critical role in shaping and supporting self-regulation development from birth through young adulthood through an interactive process called “co-regulation." This snapshot focuses on the self-regulation skills developing in preschool-aged children and highlights key considerations for promoting these skills. (Author abstract modified)