Is Parenting and Child Development Universal?: How Research on Parenting Influences Practice
Cultural norms about parenting practices strongly dictate how parents raise their children and can influence the acceptance, delivery, and effectiveness of parenting program interventions. This study sought to investigate parental knowledge, attitudes and practices among Arab parents in Qatar, identify knowledge practice gaps in order to develop a culturally sensitive parenting program, and determine the best delivery design for parenting programs.
Define the culture studied including the challenges of research within the culture.
Compare parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the studied culture and western cultures.
Identify knowledge practice gaps that benefit from culturally sensitive parenting resources.
Jenni L. Davis
Deirdrea A. Goltz
Child Life Supervisor
CCLS with experience in NICU, cardiology, and radiology. Passionate about research and evidenced based practice. Currently residing in Qatar and practicing child life abroad.