Relationship between Parenting Style and Eating Behavior with the Nutritional Status of Children with DisabilitiesAuthor(s): Mohammad Nayef Ayasrah* and Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh
The purpose of this research is to investigate whether or not there is a connection between the manner in which parents raise their children and the eating habits of their children with disabilities and the nutritional health of those children. For the purpose of this investigation, quantitative observational research using an analytical observational technique and a cross-sectional design were used in the data collection and analysis processes. All of the persons that took part in this investigation were students, and the total number of participants was 96. The method of sampling that was utilized is referred to as simple random sampling. This study found no association between the manner of parenting and the nutritional status of children with impairments (p = 0.649 was larger than 0.05), but it did find a correlation between eating behavior and nutritional status (p = 0.004 was less than 0.05). This suggests that eating behavior may be a more important factor in determining nutritional status than parenting style. It is hoped that parents of children who have disabilities will pay more attention to the nutritional needs of their children and will be able to adopt parenting strategies that are appropriate for their child's condition in order to address the nutritional challenges that are associated with children who have disabilities. in order to ensure that the child's growth and development achieves its full potential as quickly as possible.