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Parenting Practices Affect a Child's Recovery Post-Brain Injury


Parenting Practices Affect a Child’s Recovery Post-Brain Injury

A brief summary of current research.

Parental Distress, Parenting Practices, and Child Adaptive Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury (2012)

Micklewright, JL, King, TZ, O'Toole, K, Henrich, C & Floyd, FJ Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(2), pp 343 – 350.

The researchers in this study examined the relationship between parental psychological distress, parenting practices (authoritarian, permissive, authoritative), and how well a child was functioning 1-3 years after a traumatic brain injury They found that authoritarian or strict parenting practices were related to higher parental distress and lower adaptive functioning in the children. Study results also suggested that that parenting practices are an important factor in the quality of the parent/child relationships following TBI.

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