Journal article

A German Adaptation of Tuning in to Kids: Fostering Emotion Socialization Strategies in German Parents of Preschool Children

Nantje Otterpohl, Katharina Buchenau, Sophie Havighurst, Joachim Stiensmeier-Pelster, Christiane Kehoe

KINDHEIT UND ENTWICKLUNG | HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Emotional competence refers to skills in recognizing, understanding, and managing emotional experience and expressiveness (Denham, Bassett, & Wyatt, 2007) and has been found to be an important protective factor for healthy social, emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning (Voltmer & von Salisch, 2017). Parents play an important role in the development of children's emotional competence, yet few programs focus on parental emotion socialization in parent education. This pilot study tested the delivery in Germany of an Australian group parenting program, "Tuning in to Kids" (Havighurst & Harley, 2007), which targets parent emotion socialization in order to improve emotional competencies i..

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