عنوان مقاله [English]
Parenting style has significant impact on the growth and development of adolescents. Family factors like inappropriate parenting, parents, disagreements and loss of positive relationship between parents and children are considered as strong predictors to cause and maintain adolescents’ emotional-behavioral problems. This study aims to evaluate the effect of the Positive Parenting Program on the parenting styles, adolescents’ behavioral problems and improving the relationship between parents and their adolescents.
Materials and Methods:
In an interaction with control group study (pre-test, post test) 60 mothers of female students of Varesan-Nour high school of Mashhad (6th zone), were evaluated in case and control groups. Data were collected before and after sessions using Demographic Questionnaire, Parenting Scale, Being a parent Scale, Parenting Problem Checklist, Depression-Anxiety-Stress Scale, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and Client Satisfaction Questionnaire.Positive Parenting methods were taught in 6 two-hour sessions. Data were analyzed using descriptive statics, variance analysis and the SPSS 16.
The mean age of mothers, fathers and adolescents in two groups had no statically significant difference. The results related to SDQ in adolescents showed that a change in the mean total score at the end of the intervention is statistically significant (p<0.001). The mean scores related to Parenting Scales (p<0.001), Being a Parent (p<0.001), and total score of Stress-Anxiety-Depression score (p<0.001) were statistically significant in case group in comparison with control group.
Positive parenting education can be effective in improvement of different aspects of parenting styles, parents’ adequacy, adolescents’ behavioral problems and relationship between parents and adolescents.