This week in parenting: 5/9/14

Pacifer use in infants was not found to alter the time spent sleeping or arousability from sleep.

study has shown higher levels of intuitive parenting from fathers when they had greater human capital, more progressive beliefs about parent roles and when their partners had a lower self-belief in their skills as a parent.

Low mother-child warmth has been linked to alcohol and mental health issues at age 21.

A relationship has been found between marital aggression and internalizing behaviour problems in teenagers.

Two studies have found that particular genetic variants make children more susceptible to the effects of parenting.
Another study has found that children who are high biobehavioural risk (a combination of a genetic variant and being anger prone), parenting behaviours were related to cooperation with parental monitoring, attitudes towards substance use, internalization of parental values and callous unemotional tendencies. Children who were not at high biobehavioural risk were not affected by parenting behaviours on these matters.

Family based interventions for childhood obesity including group cooking and physical activities was found to improve diet and physical activity in both parents and children.

Some good news. A study has shown that accidental poisoning in children under 5 has decreased 23% over the last decade.

study from New Zealand has found that the estimated daily intake of persistant organic pollutants was five times lower than twenty five years ago.

Peer rejection during childhood, affiliation with delinquent peers in early adolescence and delinquency during adolescence have all been linked with risky sexual behaviour in early adulthood (up to age 26).


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