Parenting and physical health conditions in children

Parenting a child with long-term health conditions can lead to particular difficulties, and getting your child to take the treatment they need can be a struggle. Often parents wonder how to work out the best way to make sure their children take their medicines when they should, and their child's illness can cause extra stress.

Children sometimes behave in difficult ways which can lead to a worsening of their symptoms, which is a worry for parents about the child being unwell. Families can end up in cycles of stress, which can make the illness more difficult to manage, and sometimes parents feel overwhelmed. We aim to investigate the effectiveness of parenting interventions in providing support for parents of children with physical health conditions.