Children with Intellectual Disability Behaviors and Parenting Styles
The role of parenting styles and its relationship with special instructions by the expert to the parents to improve the behavior of intellectually disabled children was studied among 35 children with intellectual disability those were supervised in a private institution by a supervisor. The willing parents of these children completed Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ), received the instructions for support and help of these children to improve their behaviors at home and later submitted their reports about the behavior improvement of the children on weekly basis for four weeks. It was assumed that parenting styles may play a role in the behavior improvements of special children? The parental responses evaluated with SPSS after four weeks. A relationship was observed; a gender difference relationship also emerged. Cross cultural implementation would clarify further.