This week in parenting: 12/3/15

Transmission of cultural values has been found to be best done via a positive parent-child relationship.

Higher levels of respect by a parent for a child was found to increase a child's sharing when the child's sympathy for others was low.

More hours in non-parental care was found to be associated with improved language skills after the age of 1.5 years old.

Chronic irritability in preschoolers has been found to be associated with anxiety disorders throughout their lifetime.

Similarity in parenting responses and parenting goals has not been found to be associated with child adjustment.

A study has found that the majority of mothers introduce foods for reasons that are recognised to not be signs of readiness such as disturbed sleep or unsettled behavior.

Infants of overweight mothers were found to be more likely to be started on solid foods earlier and less likely to be breastfed.

A study has found that social support was not related to parenting behaviors in depressed mothers.

A genetic variant has been found to interact with parenting to affect nervous system responses to a stressful sitaution.

Infants who had longer periods of shared pleasure with their mothers at two months old were found to be less likely to have behavioral problems.

Parenting stress was found to be caused by child behavioral issues but also to contribute to it.

A significant relationship has been found between mothers and children's sleep patterns, particularly with children younger than preschool age.

A study has found that although authoritarian parents are more involved in the transmission of political values to their children, authoritative parents have children who are most likely to vote.

Overweight parents have been found to be more likely than normal weight parents to acknowledge their child's overweight status.

Maternal sensitivity and authoritative parenting from both parents was found to be related to a focus on delaying having children in late adolescence.

Family cohesion was found to be related to healthy eating and physical activity in teenagers while family conflict was related to unhealthy eating, smoking, alcohol consumption and insufficient sleep.


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