This week in parenting: 16/7/14

A study of children who had intrauterine growth restriction found if their was a negative emotional atmosphere in mother-child interactions girls were more likely to be emotional eaters but boys were not.

An emergency room study has found that most children who are bitten by dogs are under four, are bitten by a familiar dog and had provoked the dog.

A study of women's attitudes on gestational overweight showed that women were confused by the messages they were receiving. 

Older children left to supervise younger siblings have been found to have a high understanding of potential risks but to not understood the potential for younger children to engage in these risky behaviors.


A study has found that the development of executive functioning in preschool and school aged children was heavily influenced by exposure to background television.

A study from Sweden has found that parents were most likely to report child problem behavior if they had high levels of parental over-reactivity and conflict between parents on child rearing issues.

A child's effortful control and their participation in class were found to be the biggest factors influencing kindergarten academic achievement.

Hostility in one parent has been found to influence the other parent's relationship with their children, with fathers being particularly vulnerable.

The biggest influencer on adolescent risky behavior has been found to be the adolescents attitudes and intentions towards the behavior, although harsh parenting and association with deviant peers also played a role.

A study from china found adolescents who's parents were authoritative parents had greater life satisfaction.


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