A Reappraisal of the Nobody’s Perfect Program

Abstract

Nobody’s Perfect Program (NP), involving 46 participants, was conducted from the spring of 2007 to the fall of 2009 in Peterborough, Canada. Prior to the program, parents completed demographic information, along with self-report measures assessing learned resourcefulness, the types of interactions with their children, parent resourcefulness, knowledge and use of resources, parent competency and self-efficacy, which were completed again after the program and at a 2 month follow-up testing. Most parents (83%) earned a certificate. Significant improvements over time were observed for parenting confidence satisfaction, knowledge about community resources, and parenting resourcefulness, with general learned resourcefulness skills approaching significance. Pre/post relative gains demonstrated in one attribute were associated with pre/post relative gains in others. Similarities and differences of these findings to a previous investigation are discussed, as well as the importance of parents’ general level of learned resourcefulness.

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Kennett, D.J., Chislett, G. & Olver, A.L.S. A Reappraisal of the Nobody’s Perfect Program. J Child Fam Stud 21, 228–236 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-011-9466-z

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Keywords

  • Nobody’s Perfect Program
  • Learned resourcefulness
  • Parent self-efficacy
  • Parent resourcefulness