Feeling the emotions, finding the resources: a pathway toward balanced parenting?
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Pepe, A., Biffi, E., & Farina, E. (2021). Feeling the emotions, finding the resources: a pathway toward balanced parenting?. Aula Abierta, 50(4), 807-814. https://doi.org/10.17811/rifie.50.4.2021.807-814


La pandemia convirtió el cuidado de los hijos en un gran reto para los padres en todo el mundo, tanto a corto como a largo plazo. En este contexto, es plausible que las emociones y la angustia general experimentadas por los padres hayan tenido un impacto a múltiples niveles en sus relaciones con sus hijos, aumentando potencialmente su vulnerabilidad. El presente estudio se centra en el análisis de las emociones predominantes de los padres italianos durante el primer cierre, investigando las posibles asociaciones con las percepciones personales de bienestar y la preparación para hacer frente a la situación de emergencia. 319 padres (93% madres) respondieron a una entrevista web semiestructurada asistida por ordenador (CAWI; Kurniawan, 2018). Las respuestas mostraron que los padres pasaron por emociones intensas, tanto negativas, como la preocupación y la ansiedad (el 39,2% nombró solo emociones negativas y el 32% emociones negativas como prevalentes) como emocionales positivas, como la esperanza, la serenidad y la alegría (el 7,8% indicó solo emociones positivas y el 9,5% emociones positivas como prevalentes). Las emociones positivas percibidas por los padres han demostrado ser recursos importantes vinculados a un mayor nivel de bienestar personal y a la percepción de estar adecuadamente equipados para afrontar una emergencia. La gestión de las emociones surgió como un área clave que afecta a la forma en que los padres se relacionan con sus hijos durante el encierro estricto: los padres declararon su necesidad de ser apoyados en la construcción de una relación emocional positiva con sus hijos en una situación de estrés, destacando una dificultad para hacer frente y comunicar su propia emocionalidad

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