Asian is one of the cultures of which grandparents play a major role in family function and childcare. Either living with the grandchild or not, Asian grandparents are important childcare figures. They involve in all aspects of care, including discipline, nurture and educate their grandchildren.

This project aims to describe the experience of co-parenting between parents and grandparents among Asian cultures and focus on Vietnam's case. The project comprises three studies: a systematic review, a cross-sectional survey, and a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of Triple P plus Building Co-parenting Alliance to promote co-parenting relationship between parents and grandparents in Vietnam. This project advocates for an in-depth cultural approach to parenting intervention and supports integrating non-traditional approaches to intervention such as compassion to boost the current evidence-based parenting programs (EBPP)’s efficacy. Such approach hopefully will produce meaningful changes for families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Project members

Dr April Hoang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Professor Matthew Sanders

Professor and Director, Parent
School of Psychology

Dr James Kirby

Snr Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
School of Psychology