PSY6070 Parenting and Child Flourishing

Positive parenting is related to children’s short-term and long-term adaptive outcomes. This course will introduce the major theories underpinning positive parenting and positive discipline, and their impacts on child development. Students will learn about developmentally appropriate positive parenting and discipline practices. They will also explore the effectiveness of existing positive parenting programmes. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate parenting practices with their understanding of positive psychology. The learning and teaching activities of the course include lectures, case studies, journal paper critique, and programme design.