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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness parenting methods training on family function in parents having children with intellectual disability. In this study, the pretest - posttest control group was used. The study population consisted of all parents of students studying in special schools in Semnan city. 30 parents having children with intellectual disability from special schools were selected by purposeful sampling. The parents were randomly divided into two groups of 15 (test and control). Experimental group participated in positive parenting program in 8 sessions (2 hours a week, each session). The control group was given no training. In this research was used measure of family functioning (FAD) and a scale relationship parent - child of Pianta (CPRS). Data by using multivariate analysis of covariance and using SPSS software were analyzed. The results of multivariate analysis of covariance showed that the experimental and control groups on measures of family functioning and interaction of parent - child significantly differ. Also, training on family functioning and parenting practices, parent interactions - the child has a significant positive effect.
Parenting methods, Family functioning, Parent-child interaction, Intellectual disability, Children