Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Common Ground

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

16176

Comments

This article was originally published as: Mclaughlin, B., & Guilfoyle, A.M. (2013). Experiences of parenting among Burmese refugee mothers: social support in a playgroup. The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 19(4), 35-49.The final publication is available here

Abstract

Parenting is a critical element in the wellbeing of children and the focus on early years (Mustard, 2008; Mustard & Young, 2007) has meant increased energy on maximising early childhood learning by considering the influences of family and social/cultural environments on parenting, and connecting with early childhood education such as playgroups, day-care, preschool, and kindergartens. Psychological literature suggests that parenting in an unfamiliar culture can be one of the more significant challenges experienced by refugee families. However, the factors affecting refugee parenting and how parents can be supported continues to be poorly understood.

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