Infant Parent Project



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Welcome to the Infant Parent Project!  We have enjoyed getting to know you and your child.  We appreciate your willingness to be a part of this project with us and always look forward to seeing you all again! 

Check back with us in a few months.  We'll add information to this site as the project progresses.

In this study, we are interested in finding out how new families manage the transition to parenthood.  Specifically, we are interested in how parent's personalities and beliefs about children and parenting along with infant temperament influence the family: for example, how new parents change or remain the same after their first child is born.  Our long term goal is to use this information to help new families adjust to parenting.

Meet the Director         Esther Leerkes is an assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Her research interests include how the transition to parenthood affects adults, parent-child interaction, and infant temperament.

Meet the Staff              The Infant Parent Project is currently staffed by graduate and undergraduate students.

About Your Visit          Can't wait to see you!  Click here for what to bring to your on campus visit and an overview of what to expect.

How to Find Us           Our lab is located at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Click here for detailed directions and a parking map.

Parenting Resources     Click here for valuable information for new parents.

Learning Opportunities There are many learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students with the Infant Parent Project. Click here to find out more!

Presentations/Publications Click here to check out professional presentations and publications completed using data from the Infant Parent Project!

Newsletters Click hear to read The Infant Parent Project Grows Up and learn more about what has been going on with the project!

If you have any questions regarding the project, please call us at 336-334-3561!