This week in parenting: 26/11/14

Overparenting was found to be related to parental anxiety and authoraritarian parenting.

Emotional intelligence of parents has been found to be indirectly related to levels of aggression in their children.

Higher quality maternal behavior was found to be particularly important on brain functioning of children from lower socioeconomic status families.

A study has found that a father being absent during early childhood (0 - 5) was related to early onset of puberty and to teenage depression.

A study has found that higher levels of parental support and higher teenager satisfaction with their relationship with their parent the less likely the teenager is to bully.

Family cohesion was found to be negatively related to physical aggression, particularly in Hispanic youth.

A study from China found that authoritative parenting positively affected university students learning by increasing mastery goals and performance approach goals. 

A relationship has been found between playing video games and disruptive behavior, ability deficits and physical deficits in young teenagers.

A study has found that paternal gender ideology is more predictive of teenage gender ideology than maternal gender ideology.

Special Needs
Criticism or rejection and authoritarian or permissive parenting styles of foster parents was found to impact on the behavior of foster children.

Currently depressed mothers of children with ADHD have been found to be least likely to reinforce child compliance and responded more coercively than previously depressed or never depressed mothers.

Children with ADHD have been shown to have significantly lower levels of iron in their blood than those without, this low iron was also found to be related to their cognitive scores but not hyperactivity scores.

A mother's prepregnancy BMI has been found to be significantly related to increasing weight and length at birth for a newborn.

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder has been found to be twice as likely to be reported now as it was in 1980-89.

14% of parents of newborns have been found to seek medical advice for symptoms of reflux in their babies.

Parents who were more engaged in taking action about their child's obesity were found to also have healthier lifestyles themselves.


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