This week in parenting: 25/6/14

A study has found that for the majority of ethnic groups maternal health behaviors (smoking in pregnancy and breastfeeding) were poorer when mothers were U.S. born rather than foreign born.

Women with more balanced representations of motherhood during pregnancy have been found to have less conflicted communication and more recipricol exchanges with their babies at four months.

Contrary to usual belief, a study has found that father's who provide children with less freedom actually have children with reduced anxiety especially when they live in safer neighborhoods.

A study has found that in toddlers who were born preterm lower parenting stress encouraged the emergence of higher effortful control skills.

Parents of children without missing or decayed teeth have been found to be more positively involved, more encouraging, use more problem solving and be less coercive than parents of children with these problems.

A study has found that depression in a parent can predict later percieved difficulty with their child.

A study from the US has found greater depressive symptoms in mothers of toddlers than in mothers of infants.

Supportive responses to your children's emotions have been found to help them in developing emotional regulation.

A study has shown that for some boys increased maternal affection may result in better math skills.

More effective parenting and greater investment in education by adolescents has been shown to be associated with lower adolescent sexual risk taking.

One study has suggested that hormones and parenting interact in the creation of aggression with boys with high testosterone and more authoritarian mothers being more aggressive while girls with moderate and high levels of testosterone and more authoritarian fathers were more aggressive.

Parental monitoring has been found to be stronger in decreasing adolescent tobacco use than adolescent alcohol use.

A study of Hispanic youth has found higher levels of alcohol use and binge drinking in those who reported lower levels of authoritative parenting.

Corporal punishment was found to be more likely to lead to mother-adolescent conflict when the adolescent perceived the mother as having a hostile intent.

A study has found that under certain circumstances a maladaptive parental response to sadness increases the likelihood of a teenage eating disorder.

A study from Spain has found that teenagers perceived degree of parental acceptance is related to their academic performance.

A study has found that positive parenting tends to result in better emotion regulation skills in teenagers and less substance use.


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