Parenting Daily Hassles Scale (PDH)

1. Continually cleaning up messes of toys or food 
2. Being nagged‚ whined at‚ complained to 
3. Meal-time difficulties with picky eaters‚ complaining etc. 
4. The kids won’t listen or do what they are asked without being nagged
5. Baby-sitters are hard to find 
6. The kids schedules (like pre-school or other activities) interfere with meeting your own household needs
7. Sibling arguments or fights require a ‘referee’ 
8. The kids demand that you entertain them or play with them 
9. The kids resist or struggle with you over bed-time 
10. The kids are constantly underfoot‚ interfering with other chores 
11. The need to keep a constant eye on where the kids are and what they are doing
12. The kids interrupt adult conversations or interactions
13. ha‎ving to change your plans because of unprecedented child needs
14. The kids get dirty several times a day requiring changes of clothing 
15. Difficulties in getting privacy (eg. in the bathroom) 
16. The kids are hard to manage in public (grocery store‚ shopping centre‚ restaurant)
17. Difficulties in getting kids ready for outings and leaving on time 
18. Difficulties in leaving kids for a night out or at school or day care 
19. The kids have difficulties with friends (eg. fighting‚ trouble‚ getting along‚ or no friends available)
20. ha‎ving to run extra errands to meet the kids needs  
How often it happens (1=Rarely‚ 2=Sometimes‚ 3=A lot‚ 4=Constantly and Never=0)
Hassle (low 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5 high)
Challenging behavior items: 2‚ 4‚ 8‚ 9‚ 11‚ 12‚ 16
Parenting tasks items: 1‚ 6‚ 7‚ 10‚ 13‚ 14‚ 17‚ and 20
Intensity items: 3‚ 5‚ 15‚ 18‚ and 19

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