MARGA (Move ARound and Get Active): Using parenting practices to intervene in 24-hour movement behaviors in overweight preschoolers Ghent University
About 25% of Belgian preschoolers are overweight. Therefore, this project aims to increase the amount of overweight preschoolers complying with the new World Health Organization´s guidelines (May 2019) regarding 24-hour movement behaviors. By means of co-creation with parents an intervention will be developed targeting parenting practices. The different intervention components will be tested on effectiveness and duration of exposure.
Feeling, thinking, acting: Pathways to parenting in parents of children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities KU Leuven
Khat use during pregnancy: impact on child development, parenting and maternal mental health Ghent University
Khat use is widely prevalent in East-Africa and frequently consumed by women during pregnancy. Research on the consequences of prenatal khat exposure for child development and parenting scarce. Therefore, this project will examine the effects of khat use during pregnancy on child development, maternal mental health and parenting in the Jimma region in Ethiopia.
What kind of parent do I want to be? The role of parental identity in first-time parents‟ well-being and early parenting Ghent University
This project aims to investigate the development of parental identity in terms of well-being and parenting style of first-time parents during the transition to parenthood. Findings from this project may inform future preventions and interventions targeting parents‟ pre- and postnatal adjustment, to the benefit of both parents and their children‟s early development.
Temperament and parenting as predictors of psychosocial development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Ghent University
This project addresses the predictive value of the temperament-parenting interplay, vitally crucial for all children, to explain the wide range of variability in both maladaptive and adaptive development of youngsters with special needs. Using a three-wave prospective cohort design, transdiagnostic generalizability of processes is tested in and across three neurodevelopmental disabilities (Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy) relative to ...
Parenting in a context of prolonged armed conflict Ghent University
This research project studies the impact of war and armed conflicts onto parental ethno-theories and parenting practices. Hereto, we will execute three studies in Uganda, hereby using focus group discussions, questionnaires and multiple case studies. These studies will enable us to compare parenting practices in a regio affected by armed conflict with a non-war-affected region. On top, parenting in extreme situations of violence will be ...
Parents of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face specific challenges in parenting. However, little is known about parenting behaviours among parents of a child with ASD. Moreover, the literature is especially limited regarding adolescence (12 – 16 years), although this period is associated with additional challenges in parenting, given the multiple physical, social and psychological changes that characterize ...
Adolescents’ coping with parental pressure: The role of parenting history and emotion regulation Ghent University
In the present project, we aim to investigate whether youngsters may cope differently with pressuring parenting strategies. Specifically, we will test whether these coping reactions are determined by the general parenting history and the adolescents’ emotion regulation style. Moreover, we will investigate whether we can affect youngsters’ emotion regulation style through an intervention.