What is it about?

Mind-mindedness is the ability to 'tune in' to what your baby is thinking and feeling. It predicts wide-ranging positive aspects of children's development. We showed that a smartphone app can help parents become more mind-minded about their babies.

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Why is it important?

Using smartphone apps is part of everyday life. Delivering an effective intervention via an app has the potential to improve the quality of parenting on a grand scale.


This research was exciting and challenging because it required the research team to collaborate with an app development company. We wanted to create a parenting intervention that was fun to use and could be integrated into everyday life, and worked with healthcare professionals and teenage mothers in developing the app.

Elizabeth Meins
University of York

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This page is a summary of: Proof of concept of a smartphone app to support delivery of an intervention to facilitate mothers’ mind-mindedness, PLoS ONE, August 2019, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220948.
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