Meta-parenting Among Parents of Hospitalized Children

This webinar will explore the family systems perspective and parenting practices. We will discuss the concept of meta-parenting (how parents think about their parenting), and further investigate how parenting practices or meta-parenting might be different for the parents of children in the hospital. We will explore what factors might contribute to parenting differences and what the implications of parenting differences might be for children and families. We will conclude by discussing how child life can potentially educate, or play a role in supporting families, parents and children.

This webinar is derived from a Focus article. 

Learning Objectives:

-Successfully connect and apply the family systems perspective, specifically to parents and children in a healthcare setting.

-Correctly describe and asses the commonly known types of parenting styles and outcomes of these styles as noted in the literature.

-Clearly identify and discuss the meta-parenting concept, and related research findings regarding meta-parenting.

-Accurately identify and assess potential parenting "risk factors" for parents of hospitalized children or parents of children with chronic illness.
Effectively articulate and debate the implications of parenting differences for children and families.

-Confidently recommend and facilitate education or intervention to support the psychosocial needs and well-being of children and families.

Elizabeth McCarroll


Elizabeth McCarroll a MS and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis on childhood. Elizabeth became a CCLS in 2009, and her research interests have always centered on social and emotional development in preschool/school- age children and how health status might influence those relationships. More recently Liz has started looking at how parents of children with chronic illness might parent their children differently, and how those differences might influence the social and emotional development of their children.


05/13/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
05/13/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.50 PDU credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDU credits  |  Certificate available