Primary care parenting intervention and its effects on the use of physical punishment among low-income parents of toddlers

Caitlin F. Canfield*, Adriana Weisleder, Carolyn B. Cates, Harris S. Huberman, Benard P. Dreyer, Lori A. Legano, Samantha Berkule Johnson, Anne Seery, Alan L. Mendelsohn

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Abstract

Objectives: As part of a large randomized controlled trial, the authors assessed the impact of 2 early primary care parenting interventions-the Video Interaction Project (VIP) and Building Blocks (BB)-on the use of physical punishment among low-income parents of toddlers. They also determined whether the impact was mediated through increases in responsive parenting and decreases in maternal psychosocial risk. Methods: Four hundred thirty-eight mother-child dyads (161 VIP, 113 BB, 164 Control) were assessed when the children were 14 and/or 24 months old. Mothers were asked about their use of physical punishment and their responsive parenting behaviors, depressive symptoms, and parenting stress. Results: The VIP was associated with lower physical punishment scores at 24 months, as compared to BB and controls. In addition, fewer VIP parents reported ever using physical punishment as a disciplinary strategy. Significant indirect effects were found for both responsive parenting and maternal psychosocial risk, indicating that the VIP affects these behaviors and risk factors, and that this is an important pathway through which the VIP affects the parents' use of physical punishment. Conclusion: The results support the efficacy of the VIP and the role of pediatric primary care, in reducing the use of physical punishment among low-income families by enhancing parent-child relationships. In this way, the findings support the potential of the VIP to improve developmental outcomes for at-risk children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-593
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Parenting
  • Physical punishment
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Canfield, Caitlin F. ; Weisleder, Adriana ; Cates, Carolyn B. ; Huberman, Harris S. ; Dreyer, Benard P. ; Legano, Lori A. ; Johnson, Samantha Berkule ; Seery, Anne ; Mendelsohn, Alan L. / Primary care parenting intervention and its effects on the use of physical punishment among low-income parents of toddlers. In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2015 ; Vol. 36, No. 8. pp. 586-593.
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Primary care parenting intervention and its effects on the use of physical punishment among low-income parents of toddlers. / Canfield, Caitlin F.; Weisleder, Adriana; Cates, Carolyn B.; Huberman, Harris S.; Dreyer, Benard P.; Legano, Lori A.; Johnson, Samantha Berkule; Seery, Anne; Mendelsohn, Alan L.

In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol. 36, No. 8, 01.01.2015, p. 586-593.

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