The last 3 weeks in parenting: 11/4/15

A study has found that in a remote South African community corporal punishment, parenting stress and parental mental health were all associated with child behavioural problems.

Both permissive and authoritarian parenting were found to predict poorer adjustment to college.

Authoritarian parenting is found to particularly impact on the development of certain neurological abilities in Chinese-American children who live in areas with high numbers of Chinese-Americans.

Helicopter parenting has been found to be associated with low self-efficacy, alienation from peers and lack of trust among peers in college students.

Parenting characterised by low levels of harsh discipline has been shown to enhance children's resiliency.

Maternal anxiety and/or depression has been found to be linked to higher levels of child anxiety.

Parental monitoring has been found to be protective in Mexican-origin youth who have temperamental features predisposing them to substance use.

A permissive parenting style has been found to be protective against homelessness in teenagers.

Children who were exposed to inter-partner violence but had a warm relationship with a parent were found to have better outcomes in adulthood.

High parental conflict since birth was found to be associated with brain changes associated with higher negative infant emotionality.

Parenting issues associated with postnatal depression have been found to not resolve with the resolution of the depression.

Bullying has been found to be associated with positive attitudes towards bullying and expressions of anger.

Maternal encouragement of sociability was found to improve adjustment in migrant children in china.

Higher levels of maternal warmth and parent-child communication were found to reduce the incidence of antisocial behavior outcomes in girls who were victimised by peers.

Helicopter parenting was found to reduce levels of self worth and increase risky behaviors in university students when maternal warmth was low but not when it was high.

Parents who had been physically disciplined as children were found to be more likely to physically discipline their own children.

Parents of clinically anxious children were found to use more parenting strategies that enhanced anxiety by reinforcing dependency and punishment.

Adolescents perception of parenting methods was found to be predictive of critical thinking abilities.

Female teenagers who reported low emotional closeness to their parents were found to be more than twice as likely to have depressive symptoms then female teenagers who reported high emotional closeness to their parents.

Parenting behaviours that are more negative or critical have been found to be associated with emotion regulation patterns in teenagers that increase the risk of depression.

Sleep restriction has been found to limit the stimulated driving skills in some teenagers.

A relationship was found between higher parental attachment and more achievement orientated goals in high schoolers.

Teenagers who percieve themselves as overweight and obese were found to engage in more risk taking behaviors.

A study has found that children eat 30% less calories when their meal is accompanied by boiled mashed potatoes as opposed to rice, pasta or french fries.

A study from Barbados has found that blood pressure is related to body composition in children.

A study of Portuguese preschoolers has found an association between more hours spent in childcare and an earlier start to childcare and more externalising behaviour as reported by teachers.

A systematic review of probiotic and symbiotic use in children has found no major safety concerns.

A healthy diet during pregnancy was found to reduce the risk of antenatal depressive symptoms and stress.

Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy was found to increase the risk of stilbirth.

A study has found that in healthy, singleton pregnancies, overweight and obesity in the mother does not increase the risk of foetal impairment.

A long term follow up study has found that supplementation with fish oil during pregnancy does not affect cognition, language and fine motor skills of children at 12 years old.

Children of authoritarian parenting have been found to be more likely to obese than children of authoritative parents.

Mothers who have concerns about their milk supply at 2 weeks were found to be less likely to continue breastfeeding at 6 months than mothers who had no such concerns.


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