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Examining Appropriate Parenting Among Adolescent Mothers
Valerie McGaha-Garnett, Richard Zamora, and Randi Noel
The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which parental skills, family roles, physical punishment, appropriate expectations, and empathy predict parental success for adolescent mothers enrolled in a parenting class. Stepwise multiple regression analyses reveal the best predictors of effective parenting for adolescent mothers. Practical implications for the helping profession are revealed in the findings.