Research Interests

My research focuses on parenting in at-risk families with young children. Content areas include parenting efficacy, families and socioeconomic status, the quality of early childhood environments (home and child care), and interventions to improve the home environment.  My latest project studied families with preschool children who live in the inner-city Dallas area.  Most of the mothers spoke only Spanish. We will be presenting this study in Minneapolis at the National Council on Family Relations this year.