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The influence of parenting style and mother's mental health from mental health in children who have siblings with autism


Background: Mental health is a good emotional and psychological state. Globally 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental health disorders. Risk factors for mental health problems in children are the mental and physical health of poor/poor parents, problems in childcare and lack of support from neighbors/ neighborhoods. Children who have autism are prone to mental problems.

Objective: know the influence of parenting and maternal mental health on the mental health of children who have autism

Methods : The study used a mixed, cross-sectional method to find out the relationship of free variables and bound variables and qualitative secondary data analysis. The analyses used are chi square and multiple linear regressions. The respondents in this study numbered 35 people.

Results: Maternal parenting does not affect a child's mental health, while the mother's mental health significantly affects the child's mental health. Maternal acceptance is influenced by family support, professional, and family autism networks. Coping mechanisms that mothers apply are positive thinking, understanding children, and activities with children.

Conclussion: The child's mental health condition is affected by the mother's mental health, but simultaneously the mother's parenting also affects the child's mental health. Early treatment in mothers who have mental health problems can reduce the risk of children experiencing mental health problems, so the negative impact on the child can be reduced.


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Rosa, E. M., Putri, R., Ismail, D., & Haksari, E. L. (2021). The influence of parenting style and mother’s mental health from mental health in children who have siblings with autism. Bali Medical Journal, 10(3), 1181–1185.




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