Early intervention to help parents manage behavioural and emotional problems in early adolescents: what parents want

Ralph, Alan, Toumbourou, John Winston, Grigg, Morgen, Mulcahy, Rhiannon, Carr-Gregg, Michael, and Sanders, Matthew R. (2003) Early intervention to help parents manage behavioural and emotional problems in early adolescents: what parents want. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 2 (3). pp. 156-168.

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Abstract

Parents of 468 children aged between 12 and 14 years in ten high schools in a city in regional north Queensland and metropolitan Melbourne participated in a survey of early adolescent behaviour. The major undesirable behaviours experienced by parents were fighting with siblings, talking back to adults, moodiness, and school difficulties. Frequently listed desirable behaviours that were experienced were related to housework and communication. Parents indicated a desire for education to help them assist their teenage children develop more appropriate behaviour, and in particular in regard to better managing their emotions. The findings are discussed in the context of the challenge of designing and delivering effective early intervention programs to large numbers of parents of early adolescents.

Item ID: 13719
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: adolescents; behavioural problems; early intervention; emotional problems; parents
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ISSN: 1446-7984
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 03:26
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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