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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Mischka, Melissa; Sands, Kaitlin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined parental guidance of young children's inquiry during joint interactions in the home environment. Half of the parents received inquiry-based guidance instructions, encouraging their children to observe, question, predict, and evaluate; the control group received no information about guidance. Thirty-two families were…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Participation, Guidance, Preschool Children
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The goal of this study was to explore the inter-parental differences and the major clusters of Chinese parenting profile in a sample of preschoolers' fathers and mothers in urban China. Eighty-six Chinese couples in Shenzhen completed a parenting style questionnaire, and four couples were interviewed to provide additional illumination. A paired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, Fathers
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Lin, Xunyi; Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study explores the constructs of Chinese mothers' and fathers' engagement in toddlers' play in the daily context. A sample of 238 parents of toddlers (M = 30.43 months, SD = 3.45) completed a newly-developed instrument, the Chinese Parental Involvement in Toddler Play Activity Questionnaire (CPITPAQ), to report their play engagement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Golan, Yifat; Goldner, Limor – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of the current study was to explore the contributions of both boundary dissolution (i.e. guilt-psychological control, blurring boundaries, parentification, and triangulation) as experienced in childhood, and trust in the romantic partner to young mothers' parental caregiving representations. The findings, based on a sample of 80 young…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Intimacy, Mothers, Child Rearing
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Shrestha, Merina; Ulak, Manjeswori; Strand, Tor A.; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental knowledge on child development is important for maximal developmental potential. This study was conducted to assess mothers' knowledge on child development in Nepal. The Caregivers Knowledge of Child Development Inventory (CKCDI) was used to interview mothers. Total of 1272 mothers were interviewed. Out of the total CKCDI score of 40,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level
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Corr, Catherine; Milagros Santos, Rosa – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Cross-system collaborations are central to the provision of services for young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse. While multiple position papers and policy briefs emphasize and encourage these cross-system collaborations between the Early Intervention and Child Welfare systems, very limited empirical research has examined these…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Welfare
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Corsano, Paola; Guidotti, Laura – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Reminiscing is a conversation between a child and caregiver about past events they have experienced together. In recent years, researchers have been interested in implementing training to improve the quality of parents' reminiscing styles, both in typically developing and 'at-risk' children and disadvantaged families. The review analysed studies…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged
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McAndrew, Annamaria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Maternal perinatal depression is not an uncommon experience, yet few mothers are identified and treated--a concerning fact, given the potential for negative impact on both maternal and infant well-being. In the present study, I review recent research in the field of maternal perinatal depression and highlight associated developmental outcomes…
Descriptors: Mothers, Prenatal Influences, Depression (Psychology), Infants
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Torres, Kelly M.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Learning a new language and culture may be particularly difficult for families in the United States supported by migrant workers, who typically work long hours and live a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the interaction patterns (i.e. use of the Spanish and English languages) among native-Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Child Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Migrants
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Hedlin, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to investigate how preschool teachers see their interaction with the home. The empirical material consists of semi-structured interviews with 30 qualified preschool teachers working in Swedish preschools. The informants describe how they promote cooperation and prevent conflict by clarifying that parents'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship
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Sivberg, Bengt; Jakobsson, Ulf; Lundqvist, Pia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Very early precursors of disrupted social behaviours are significant to understanding the possibility of mitigating or changing behaviours through interventions. Spontaneous play situations between infant and parent in two groups of infants aged 8.5-9 months were observed. First, a large number of videos were analysed to develop an observational…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Nonverbal Ability
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Ruiz Ortiz, Rosa Maria; Barnes, Jacqueline – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined the relevance of infant temperament, parent personality and parenting stress for children's socio-emotional development, looking in addition for any differences between mothers and fathers. Participants, from a community sample, were 410 mothers and fathers reporting their personality (NEO Personality Inventory), child…
Descriptors: Personality, Infants, Parents, Child Rearing
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Klette, Trine; Killén, Kari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this paper, we present findings from the filmed observations of 12 1-year-old toddlers in 10 different Norwegian childcare centres during separations and reunions with their mothers. Separations and reunions are sensitive situations, especially around the age of one, when separation anxiety normally peaks. The observations were conducted when…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Separation Anxiety
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
We compared systematically the structure, the focus, the thematic sequences, the complexity and the syntactic properties between maternal and paternal infant-directed speech in engagements of infants with their mothers and fathers. Eleven mother-infant and 11 father-infant dyads were video-recorded during their natural interactions at home from…
Descriptors: Infants, Mothers, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
I investigated the emotional coordination (matching, synchrony, completion and attunement) between infant and paternal facial expressions of emotion in the course of paternal questions addressed to infants during their spontaneous dyadic interaction. Eleven infant-father dyads were observed during their natural interactions at home from the second…
Descriptors: Infants, Fathers, Nonverbal Communication, Emotional Response
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