Many parents feel powerless when it comes to dealing with a disruptive child. A new study from Tufts Medical Center shows the best way to handle the problem is to reach out for help.
Researchers studied parent-training groups in 11 pediatric practices.
There were 273 parents involved.
Their children were between 2 and 4 years old.
150 parents were randomly assigned to the parent-training groups; the others were
put on a one year waiting list for the group.
Researchers found that parents in the training groups saw improvements in parenting practices and child disruptive behaviors as compared to those on the waiting list.