Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Marilyn Patterson

Second Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Third Advisor

Karl Wilson


This research evaluated the effectiveness of three parenting skills seminars in a community based setting. Thirty-six Caucasian participants, 9 males and 27 females attended a parenting skills seminar for five consecutive weeks, two and a half hours per session. The researcher conducted three seminars. The participants completed a self-reporting evaluation on three domains: parenting skills, discipline, and stress and worry related to the parenting role. The findings supported the hypothesis that parenting skills seminars are effective. Participants reported improvements in parenting skills and experienced a reduction in some stress and worry about being an effective parent following the parenting skills seminar.

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