Cara Swit, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences is exploring parent’s perceptions of their children’s social behaviours.
What are some of the social and non-social behaviours that parents observe preschool age children using? How do parents intervene in non-social behaviours such as aggression? Are parents equipped with the knowledge and skills to foster healthy social relationships in their young children? How can parents be better supported in understanding young children’s social development? This project is an opportunity for parents of children between the ages of 3-5 to share their perceptions about young children’s social development.
Parents are critical influences on children’s development of social behaviours during early childhood. Young children have been seen modelling similar behaviours used by adults and may even internalise societal and cultural standards of behaviours. Knowing more about parent’s perceptions and responses to young children’s social behaviours will provide important knowledge about the types of information and resources that can be developed to better support them in fostering healthy social relationships for their child.
This project is seeking parents of children between the ages of 3-5 years to take part in a 15 minute online survey. If you meet this criteria, you can participate in this survey by clicking the link provided. Please also share the survey link with your friends, whānau, and colleagues. All responses are voluntary and anonymous.