Seung Hee Claire Son (University of Utah, Educational Psychology)
Mieko Fuse Peterson (University of Utah, Family and Consumer Studies)
- Preschool children from single-mother families showed lower pre-academic skill
- Lower quality home learning environments seem to be the reason of lower pre-academic skills of children from single-mother families; higher levels of parenting stress of single mothers tend to explain lower quality home learning environments.
- Early intervention programs targeting home learning environments may be fruitful for children from single-mother families; additionally, effective programs could be multi-prong, providing social resources for these families to relieve parenting stresses.