Parenting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fordham University, Psychology/ Pediatric Emotion Regulation Laboratory

The Pediatric Emotion Regulation Laboratory (PERL) at Fordham University is currently recruiting parents with a child in 1st through 6th grade who has a current diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or a child who does not have any diagnosed mental health disorders for a research study about parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Study participation involves a single online session during which parents will be asked to complete questionnaires about how COVID-19 and related social distancing and distance learning practices have impacted them, their parenting, and their family. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Upon completion, participants who provide their email address will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. In addition, for every study participant, the PERL lab will donate $1 to NoKidHungry to help children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Impact

The aim of this study is to understand the experience of parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we aim to learn about how parents managed their child's distance learning and other stressors and whether these differed between parents of children with ADHD and parents of healthy children. Overall, we expect to learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted parenting and use this knowledge to inform school professionals about ways to improve distance learning methods for the fall.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Parents of a child who was in 1st- 6th grade during 2019-2020 school year

United States resident


Parent of child with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or parent of child with no mental health diagnoses

Study Tasks

Participants will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires


The study has been approved by the Fordham University IRB (Protocol #1542)


distance learning

Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

25 minute(s) - 45 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

Participants are asked to complete several questionnaires online that should not take more than 30 minutes.


Parents who provide an email address are entered into a lottery to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card; Our lab will make a $1 donation to NoKidHungry for every completed survey.

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in United States, North America to join this study

Posting date: Jun 24, 2020

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