Rebecca P. Newland (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Bradley/Hasbro Children's Research Center, E.P. Bradley Hospital)
Keith A. Crnic (Department of Psychology, Arizona State University)
- Child developmental risk influences mother-child goodness of fit processes across the preschool period.
- Goodness of fit between maternal scaffolding and child activity level affects later parenting stress and child behavior problems.
- Effective maternal scaffolding may be most important for children at developmental risk who exhibit high activity levels.
Author keywords: behaviour problems, child development, developmental psychopathology, early childhood, parent–child relationships, parenting stress