Welcome to Dr. Charlotte Johnston’s Parenting Lab!

The research in our lab focuses both on families and parenting. Many of our studies address issues that arise in families with members who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but other studies are concerned with parent and child relationships in all types of families. Several of our recent studies have examined how parents and children within families think about each other’s behavior, and how these thoughts are related to parenting choices and child outcomes.

Jointly with the ADHD Program at BC Children’s Hospital, we are conducting studies investigating how ADHD in either the parent or child affects family relationships. Other studies, often conducted using internet forms, examine how family characteristics (e.g., cultural background), parent characteristics (e.g., attentional problems), and child characteristics (e.g., social skills) impact the quality of parent-child interactions and parents’ decisions regarding mental health services for their children.

Our work is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

*Check out our most recent newsletter for more information on study results and lab updates.

Volunteers: We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back in December/January for the Winter 2015 term.

Parenting Lab Winter Party 2013