Jocelyn B Hipona*
Post Graduate Studies Program, Institute of Nursing, Far Eastern University, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
*Corresponding Author: Jocelyn B Hipona, Post Graduate Studies Program, Institute of Nursing, Far Eastern University, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines.
Received: March 04, 2020; Published: April 29, 2020
Background and Objective: There are only few researches that tackle about the parenting style of single parents and their coping mechanism in response to their emotional stress in raising a child with ADHD. The purpose of this study is to explore the livid experiences, parenting style and coping mechanism of single parents in raising a child with ADHD. This study will provide an appropriate support from the healthcare providers to minimize their emotional stress and also to raise advocacy for single parents who are exceptional in caring for their child with this kind of disruptive behavior.
Methods: A qualitative research approach was utilized to describe lived experiences of single parents rearing children with ADHD and give them meaning.
This study utilized apurposive sampling and collected the data in primary schools in the Philippines, which offer special education and support for children with special conditions. A total of 4 single parents participated in this study that nurtures a clinically diagnosed ADHD child. A self-made 12 items questionnaires validated by experts was applied in this research to explore the experiences of single parents raising a child with ADHD, their strength and weakness and coping skills.
Results: Ideas were extracted through interview and the results revealed three different aspects in the care of these children. In cool and warm analyses, different factors show significant part in handling and caring for children. The study proved that being a single parent requires many functions and abilities. The result of this study captured the mindsets and perceptions of parents caring for children with ADHD.
Conclusion: Single parents who were involved in caring for their children that is clinically diagnosed with ADHD often have a positive outlook in their status and accepted the fact that their child is suffering from this disorder. They are also working hard to sustain the needs of their children. They were able to ascertain that a child with behavioral disorder does not make a difference in disciplining a normal child. It is essential to teach the parents to set firm limits and give consequences to their child’s actions and not to be treated like a special child.
Keywords: Parenting Styles; Single Parents; Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder; Coping Mechanism
Citation: Jocelyn B Hipona. “Typologies of Preponderant Mindset among Single Parents of Children with ADHD”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.5 (2020): 31-36.
Copyright: © 2020 Jocelyn B Hipona. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.