The current study was carried out to investigate the effect of The Educational Program to Support the Emotional Development of Children that was applied to mothers on the mothers’ case of liking their children, on the behaviours of Affective responsiveness, Affective Involvement as the family functions and on the emotion regulations for their children. The test group of the study was made up of 21 mother having a child at the age of 48-72 months old and their children while control group was comprised of 21 mothers having a child at the age of 48-72 months old. The mothers comprising the test group were applied The Educational Program to Support the Emotional Development of Children for 13 weeks once a week for 90 minutes. In order to assess the efficacy of the educational program given, Barnett Liking of Children Scale, Sub-scales of Affective responsiveness, and Affective Involvement which are considered within Family Assessment Scale and Emotion Regulation Scale were used. In the analysis process of datas, for the Emotion Regulation Scale datas which are attained from children, t test has been used while ANCOVA is used for the Barnett Liking of Children Scale, Affective Responsiveness and Affective Involvement subscale datas which are implemented to mothers. In the analysis of families’ demographic features, frequency, percentage and average values has been considered. In the view of gathered findings, at the end of mothers’ training, considering the pretest and post-test points which are obtained by mothers from Barnett Liking of Children Scale, Family Assessment Scale, Affective Responsiveness and Affective Involvement subscales, it’s seen that the average points of experimental and control groups has differentiated considerably. Besides, it’s determined that the average increase of points of children’s Emotion Regulation Scale whose mothers attended the training programme are considerably higher than those children whose mothers did not attend any training programme. As a conclusion, it was found that The Educational Program to Support the Emotional Development of Children was effective.
Parent Education, Liking Children, Family Functioning, Emotion Regulation, Emotional Development