Journal article

Mindful Parenting Behaviors and Emotional Self-Regulation in Children With ADHD and Controls

Subhadra Evans, Sampada Bhide, Jeremey Quek, Jan M Nicholson, Vicki Anderson, Philip Hazell, Melissa Mulraney, Emma Sciberras

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness is defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally and these behaviors can be applied to parenting. Thus far, it is not understood whether mindful parenting (MP) differs in parents of children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and how MP relates to other parenting practices and children's self-regulation. METHODS: This study examined the relationships between MP, parenting behaviors and children's self-regulation in 120 families with child ADHD (85% male; mean age = 11.93) and 105 control families (62% male; mean age = 11.98). Parents completed measures of MP (Interpersonal Mindfuln..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (1008522 and 1065895). E.S. was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (1110688) and a veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship. J.N. was funded by the Roberta Holmes Chair for Contemporary Parenthood at La Trobe University. V.A. was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (APP1079478). The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support program.