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Group-based parent-training programmes for improving emotional and behavioural adjustment in children from birth to three years old

Barlow J, Smailagic N, Ferriter M, Bennett C, Jones H

This Systematic Review is available to download as a PDF: Group-based parent-training programmes for improving emotional and behavioural adjustment in children from birth to three years old(PDF Document)

Background

Emotional and behavioural problems in children are common. Research suggests that parenting has an important role to play in helping children to become well-adjusted, and that the first few months and years are especially important. Parenting programmes may have a role to play in improving the emotional and behavioural adjustment of infants and toddlers. This review is applicable to parents and carers of children up to three years eleven months although some studies included children up to five years old.

 child health

Objectives

a) Establish whether group-based parenting programmes are effective in improving the emotional and behavioural adjustment of children three years of age or less (i.e. maximum mean age of 3 years 11 months);

b) Assess the role of parenting programmes in the primary prevention of emotional and behavioural problems.

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