Traditional parenting styles for Kenyan families, particularly those in disadvantaged areas, are highly coercive and often involve harsh punishment. This project aims to evaluate if a brief parenting intervention can reduce physical discipline strategies in a disadvantaged population in Embul Bul Nairobi, Kenya.

A randomised control trial methodology was used to assess the impact of the Disobedience Discussion Group on child and parent outcomes.

This project is funded by the Edmund Rice Foundation and supported by the Brother Beusang Catholic Education Centre in Embulbul Kenya.

Project members

Dr Divna Haslam

Senior Research Fellow (Int Res Dev
School of Psychology

Professor Matthew Sanders

Professor
School of Psychology