The Science Behind ParentalEQ

The ParentalEQ Method

Psychological Foundations

  1. Songco A, Hudson JL, Fox E. A (2020) Cognitive Model of Pathological Worry in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review.

  2. Grillon C, Robinson OJ, Cornwell B, Ernst M. (2019) Modeling anxiety in healthy humans: a key intermediate bridge between basic and clinical sciences.

  3. Kerr KL, Ratliff EL, Cosgrove KT, Bodurka J, Morris AS, Kyle Simmons W. (2019) Parental influences on neural mechanisms underlying emotion regulation.

  4. Waters AM, Craske MG. (2016) Towards a cognitive-learning formulation of youth anxiety: A narrative review of theory and evidence and implications for treatment.

  5. Tovote P, Fadok JP, Lüthi A. (2015) Neuronal circuits for fear and anxiety.

  6. Kozlowska, K., Walker, P., McLean, L., & Carrive, P. (2015). Fear and the Defense Cascade: Clinical Implications and Management.

  7. Fialko L, Bolton D, Perrin S. (2012) Applicability of a cognitive model of worry to children and adolescents.

  8. Ellis DM, Hudson JL. (2010) The metacognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder in children and adolescents.

Childhood Anxiety

  1. Cabral MD, Patel DR. (2020) Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies for Anxiety Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence.

  2. Simon E, Driessen S, Lambert A, Muris P. (2020) Challenging anxious cognitions or accepting them? Exploring the efficacy of the cognitive elements of cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in the reduction of children’s fear of the dark.

  3. Freidl EK, Stroeh OM, Elkins RM, Steinberg E, Albano AM, Rynn M. (2017) Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Among Children and Adolescents.

  4. Lebowitz ER, Leckman JF, Silverman WK, Feldman R. (2016) Cross-generational influences on childhood anxiety disorders: pathways and mechanisms.

  5. Wehry, A. M., Beesdo-Baum, K., Hennelly, M. M., Connolly, S. D., & Strawn, J. R. (2015). Assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

  6. Wehry AM, Beesdo-Baum K, Hennelly MM, Connolly SD, Strawn JR. (2015) Assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

  7. Ollendick TH, Benoit KE. (2012) A parent-child interactional model of social anxiety disorder in youth.

  8. Bittner A, Egger HL, Erkanli A, Jane Costello E, Foley DL, Angold A. (2007) What do childhood anxiety disorders predict?


  1. Byrne G, Ghráda ÁN, O’Mahony T, Brennan E. (2020) A systematic review of the use of acceptance and commitment therapy in supporting parents

  2. Phua DY, Kee MZL, Meaney MJ. (2020) Positive Maternal Mental Health, Parenting, and Child Development.

  3. McAloon, J., & Lazarou, K. D. (2019). Preventative Intervention for Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Toddlers and Their Families: A Pilot Study.

  4. Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, et al. Meta-Analyses: (2019) Key Parenting Program Components for Disruptive Child Behavior.

  5. Woodward EC, Viana AG, Raines EM, et al. (2019) Parental Emotion-Focused Behaviors Moderate the Relationship Between Perceptual Sensitivity and Fear Reactivity in Anxious Children.

  6. Aktar E, Nikolić M, Bögels SM. (2017) Environmental transmission of generalized anxiety disorder from parents to children: worries, experiential avoidance, and intolerance of uncertainty.

  7. Hurrell KE, Hudson JL, Schniering CA. (2015) Parental reactions to children’s negative emotions: relationships with emotion regulation in children with an anxiety disorder.

  8. Sanders MR, Mazzucchelli TG. (2014) The promotion of self-regulation through parenting interventions

Child Development

  1. Malik F, Marwaha R. (2020) Developmental Stages of Social Emotional Development in Children.

  2. Scott HK, Cogburn M. (2020) Peer Play.

  3. Grusec JE. (2011) Socialization processes in the family: social and emotional development.

  4. Moltrecht B, Deighton J, Patalay P, Edbrooke-Childs J. (2020) Effectiveness of current psychological interventions to improve emotion regulation in youth: a meta-analysis

  5. Kingsford JM, Hawes DJ, de Rosnay M. (2018) The moral self and moral identity: Developmental questions and conceptual challenges.

  6. de Rosnay M, Hughes C (2010) Conversation and theory of mind: Do children talk their way to socio‐cognitive understanding?

  7. Pons F, Harris PL & de Rosnay M (2004) Emotion comprehension between 3 and 11 years: Developmental periods and hierarchical organization.

  8. Hajal, N. J., & Paley, B. (2020). Parental emotion and emotion regulation: A critical target of study for research and intervention to promote child emotion socialization.