Parents May Benefit From Parent-Child Book Reading Interventions

Children who participated in parent-child book reading interventions had improved quality of life, social-emotional competence and reading interest, while their parents had improved reading attitudes and relationships with their children, increased parenting competence and reduced depression or stress, researchers reported in Pediatrics. The findings, based on a meta-analysis of 18 studies, also showed that the psychosocial benefits of parent-child book reading programs were observed across all age, racial and ethnic groups.

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