What is it about?
Mindful parenting, a concept that has been coined and examined recently, refers to a parent’s ability to bring complete attention to their children in the present moment. The aims of this study are to examine the relationship between self-compassion and mindful parenting and the role of gratitude as a mediating variable in a cross-sectional study. Participants include 522 Vietnamese mothers, randomly selected through an online investigation. A 26-item Self-Compassion Scale was used to measure self-compassion, gratitude was measured by the Gratitude Questionnaire Six-Item Form, and mindful parenting was measured by the Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale.
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Why is it important?
The results support two main findings: (a) self-compassion has a direct influence on mindful parenting, and (b) the mediating role of gratitude in this model was significant. The study’s results suggested that increasing self-compassion and gratitude can help to improve mindful parenting.
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This page is a summary of: The Influence of Self-Compassion on Mindful Parenting: A Mediation Model of Gratitude, The Family Journal, August 2020, SAGE Publications,
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