An evaluation of lifestart, a universal home-based parenting programme in Ireland aimed at improving parent and child outcomes

Sarah Miller, Laura Dunne, Sharon Millen, Erin Early, Laura Grant, Jenny Davison, Clare McGeady

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Abstract

This five-year randomised controlled trial explored the impact of the Lifestart home visiting parenting programme, on parent and child development outcomes. The Lifestart Programme is a universal and structured child-centred programme of information and practical activity for parents of children aged from birth to five years of age. In total, 424 parents and children participated, and outcomes were measured at pre-test (child age 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalIrish Educational Studies
Early online date12 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished online - 12 Mar 2023

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© 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Keywords

  • Parenting programme
  • Randomised controlled trial
  • Early child development
  • Parental efficacy

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