This week (and a half) in parenting - 8/12/13

Post traumatic stress disorder due to the trauma of childbirth is considered likely to play a role in the increased stress level of mother of premature babies

study of biomarkers expression in children aged 2 - 9 found those who had previously been breastfed had higher expressions of markers associated with lower risk for insulin resistance and obesity

systematic review found that there were links between bedsharing and an increased risk of SIDs  but that the evidence was low quality.

study from Japan indicates that parenting stress is associated with mother's appraisals of infants sleep habits and not how the infant actually sleeps.

A study has found that a secure infant attachment can partially reduce child agressive behavior as a response to harsh parenting

literature review has raised that child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect) affects children throughout their life across multiple areas of functioning including cognitive, academic, social, behavioral, psychiatric, emotional, physical health and neurobiological.

Parental consistency may be helpful for your child's health, suggests a study linking higher levels of parental consistency and lower child BMI

neurological study has found inconsistent parenting and poor parental monitoring causes externalising behaviors (e.g. agression, defiance) by changing the cortisol rhythms in the brain

study has found that depressed mothers who also lack personal resources, have low levels of support and high levels of streess result in children with more behavioral problems and less social competence than depressed mothers without these other issues.

A study has found equal importance of the parenting of the mother and father in divorced families to the well being of the children. This importance was found regardless of custody arrangements.

A study from Saudi Arabia suggests that teenagers need to be warned of the dangers of energy drinks. In this study, most teenagers were found to have recieved information about energy drinks only from advertisements and were ill informed of their effects. In fact 49% of teenagers did not know that energy drinks containined caffinine.

Parent involvement in a student's education has been shown to be one of the most important factors in their academic achievement

A study has linked marital commitment in married women and their parents parenting style.


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