The Effect of “Three Choreographer - Coach - Consultant” Parenting Role on Perception of Child Obesity among Care Givers

Elly Dwi Masita, Rizky Amalia


Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya



Background: One way to look at parenting is as a progression of “the three Cs”. Pa­rents start out as choreographers of children’s lives, progress to coaches, and ulti­mately to consultants. As choreographers, parents decide the structure  to the chil­dren days, plan their mealtimes, bedtimes, outings, activities, preschool, and schools they will attend. As coaches, parents watch their child at home, at play, in so­cial situations, or at school.  They give suggestions. As consultants, parents give opi­nions to children and advice when it is solicited, but do not take it personally when their recommendations are not followed. This study aimed to assess the effect of triple C parenting on improving perception regarding child obesity among ca­re givers.

Subjects and Method: This was a non-randomized experiment conducted at a pre-school in Surabaya, East Java, in February 2018. A sample of 60 child care givers were alocated into two groups, consisting of 30 care givers who played the triple C parenting role, and 30 care givers who served as controls. The dependent vari­­able was perception on child obesity. The independent variable was triple C paren­ting role. The data on perception regarding child obesity was measured by ques­ti­onnaire and compared between the two groups by Mann-Whitney.

Results: The mean favorable perception of child obesity was higher in the triple C paren­ting group than in the control group (p= 0.001).

Conclusion: Triple C parenting role can improve the perception regarding child obesity among child care givers.

Keywords: triple C parenting, perception, obesity, child.

Correspondence: Elly Dwi Masita. Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya, Jl. SMEA No. 57, Surabaya, East Java. Email: Mobile: 087853573478.


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