عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate parent bbehavioral training on the parent-child interaction and parenting stress in mothers of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Methods. The present research was a semi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test design and control group. The research population included all mothers of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder referring to Atiyeh Psychology Clinic in 2018 academic year. The sample included 30 mothers who were selected using convenient sampling method. Subjects were divided into experiment and control groups randomly, each group consisting of 15 mothers. The experiment group participated in 10 sessions of parent management training (twice a week; each session lasted 90 minutes), while the control group did not. The used in this research were Piyanta’s Child-Parent Relationship Scale (1992) and Berry and Jones’ Parental Stress Scale (1995). Multivariate analysis of covariance was used by SPSS23 for analyzing the data. Results. The results showed that parent management training had a significant effect on the parent-child interaction and parenting stress in mothers of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Conclusion. The parent management training can increase parent-child interaction and decrease behavioral problems of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; therefore, planning for make use of this program is of particular importance.