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A qualitative study of Iranian parents’ experiences of interacting with their adolescent children
journal contributionposted on 2021-11-10, 04:02 authored by Mahni Rahkar Farshi, Leila Valizadeh, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Maryam Rassouli, David Lees, Violeta Lopez, Michelle ClearyMichelle Cleary
Introduction: Transition from childhood to adulthood is an important and challenging period for both adolescents and their parents, particularly in societies undergoing development and change. In Iran, cultural and social change is inextricably linked to, and strongly impacts on, family units. Aim: To explore the experiences of parents and the strategies they use in interacting with their adolescent children. Method: Qualitative descriptive research using in-depth interviews was conducted with 23 parents of adolescents in Iran. Transcribed data were subjected to thematic analysis. Results: Parents used two key approaches to effectively interact with their adolescent children. The first, “transformed parenting” involved the parents changing their parenting style and practices. The second approach, “child orientation” involved the parents trying to control, educate, and guide their child. Implication for transcultural practice: Understanding how parents experience interactions with adolescents in the context of Iranian culture and increasing modernity will guide nurses to foster effective parenting strategies for optimal adolescent development.
Number of Pages7
External Author AffiliationsUniversity of Tasmania; National University of Singapore; Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran;