International Perspectives on Parenting and Child Development

Researchers from the Parenting Across Cultures longitudinal study will present their findings on the effects of the pandemic, health-compromising and risky behaviors, education, work, and intimate partnerships during this half-day conference. For 14 years, research teams in nine countries have been collecting dozens of measures every year from parents and children in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The study began in 2008 with nearly 1,500 8-year-old children and their mothers and fathers. The children are now in their mid-20s.

Come listen to short talks from researchers about their findings across time and across cultures, and about their work with families around that world that informs their research perspectives and interventions.


Presentations include:

· Parental Emotion Socialization across Countries, Laura Di Giunta, Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” Italy

· Intergenerational Transmission of Parenting, W. Andrew Rothenberg, Duke University

· Parenting for Lifelong Health in Thailand, Sombat Tapanya, Chiang Mai University and Peace Foundation, Thailand

· Pubertal Status and Trajectories of Behavioral and Psychological Adjustment, Kirby Deater-Deckard, University of Massachusetts Amherst

· Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: A Bedrock for Shaping Future Generations, Suha Al-Hassan, Hashemite University, Jordan; and Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, UAE

· Building International Partnerships to Study COVID-19 in Family Contexts, Ann T. Skinner, Duke University

· Lanna Parenting: Adolescents’ Perspectives of Families in Northern Thailand, Saengduean Yotanyamaneewong, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

· Child Victimization and Young Adult Risk Factors in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries, Susannah Zietz, Duke University

Event Date
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room