1 Ph.D Candidate, Department of psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology, Research Institute of Hawzah & University, Qom, Iran.

3 Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Hadith Department, The University of Quran and Hadith, Qom, Iran.


Background and Objective: Today, the connection between spirituality, religion, and parenting are unquestionable. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of God's spiritual oriented multidimensional parenting and positive parenting on mothers with high stress.
Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study. The statistical population was all mothers of 8-11-year-old boys and girls who were studying in schools of Tehran, 15th district in the academic year of 2016-2017; among the mothers of these students, 30 were selected by convenient sampling method and were randomly assigned to three experimental and control groups (15 each). Subjects in the multidimensional spiritual-religious parenting experimental group (12 sessions of 120 minutes) and the positive parenting group (10 sessions of 120 minutes) were trained weekly and the control group received no training. The results were analyzed using an Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
Results: Based on the results, the mean and standard deviation of the age of mothers spiritual multidimensional parenting group (M = 34.2; SD = 3.19); the positive parenting group (M = 33.8; SD = 7.14); and the control group were equal (M = 36.3; SD = 6.16).  parental satisfaction (P <0.001, F = 10.66), parenting style (P <0.01, F = 5.19), and parental self-efficacy (P <0.05). F= 3/70), in God's spiritual oriented multidimensional parenting group is significantly higher than the scores of the positive parenting group and the control group (P <0.05).
Conclusion: According to recent research and that achieving spiritual transformation and growth can facilitate the mental and physical health of mothers and children. The role of parents in moderating children's development, especially children's spiritual development, needs more attention.