Involving fathers in parenting interventions make them more effective

23 March 2006

A meta-analysis of interventions aiming to enhance positive parental behaviours found that those involving fathers ‘appear to be significantly more effective’ than interventions focusing on mothers only.

Ref: Bakermans-Kraneburg MJ, Van Ijzendoorn MH & Juffer F (2003) ‘Less is more: Meta-analyses of sensitivity and attachment interventions in early childhood’ in Psychological Bulletin 129: 195-215)