This week in parenting: 26/2/14

A take on parenting from the legal perspective now. A study of the opinions of legal professionals with experience in doing parenting capacity assessments found agreement on six themes of good parenting. Insight; Willingness and Ability; Balancing day to day parenting with complex, long term needs; Putting the child's needs before their own; Fostering Attachment and Balancing Consistency and Flexibility.

A study comparing feeding practices has found that parent reported choking rates are the same whether the baby is parent-led or baby-led weaning.

A meta-analysis has shown some relationship for dietary treatments for ADHD particularly restricted elimination diets. However it cautions the need for better and more systematic studies.

A study of sixth and seventh grade students found a relationship between disordered eating and family conflict as well as the use of maternal control. 

Good sleep hygiene (regular bedtime, reading at bedtime and falling asleep in bed) have been found to be associated with longer nighttime sleep but not more sleep over a 24 hour period. 

A meta-analysis has shown some relationship between a positive parent-child relationship and higher levels of parent responsiveness with lower weight, healthier eating and more child physical activity

 Parenting styles
A study of South Korean and French high school students found that those with authoritarian parents had more trouble making decisions about their future careers and those with authoritative parents had less

Moving? Be aware of changes to your parenting style - a study has shown that moving is associated with a change in parenting style and in particular an increase of monitoring for fathers of sons.

A study has found that children of permissive parents showed more assertiveness and self-expression in black americans.

Your parenting can help your child in getting through tough times. A study of transgender individuals has found that those that report higher levels of comfort with closeness and dependency (as occurs from secure attachment) having less gender related fears. Transgender individuals with either authoritative or permissive parents also reported less gender related fears.

A study has found that children of authoritative parents have higher levels of self esteem while children of authoritatian parents have lower levels.

Children who are socially wary have been found to have worse adjustment when their mother's are overprotective


  1. Del, I love this. Let the queer parenting revolution begin! Since writing this post, I have come to think the possibilities for non-binary parenting identities are endless, as long as the terms we choose don't end up being thinly veiled substitutes for mom and dad (which is clearly not the case in your family!).learn more


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