Behavioral Training and Mindfulness on Parental Stress and Parent-Child Relationship
ABSTRACT The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a traditional parent training procedure combined with one of mindfulness in reducing parental stress and increasing positive parent-child interaction. A pretest-posttest design with one group was used. During the pretest and posttest phases the PSI, FFMQ and PCRI-M were applied to assess parental stress, mindfulness and parent-child relationship, respectively. The intervention lasted eight weeks in which a parent training procedure with mindfulness training was implemented. The results show that the combined training was effective in reducing parental stress, increasing mindfulness and improving parent-child relationship.