Parenting Practices of Mothers of Children with ADHD: The Role of Maternal and Child Factors.
Deirdre P McLaughlin, Christine A Harrison
Child and Adolescent Mental Health | Published : 2006
BACKGROUND: We examined the relationships among child behavioural and demographic characteristics and parent characteristics in understanding the effectiveness of parenting practices used by mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD. METHOD: One hundred and fifty Australian mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD were interviewed and asked to assess the severity of their child's disruptive behaviour, their own parenting sense of competence, perceptions of social isolation and parenting practices. The hypothesis was that severity of child disruptive behaviour, higher child age, 'only' child status, lower parental sense of competence and greater social isolation would be associated with the ..View full abstract