This week in parenting 20/6/15

Higher levels of maternal sensitivity in infancy was found to be associated with fewer anxious/depressed and withdrawn behaviors at age 3.

Authoritative parenting was shown to decrease the likelihood of behavior and emotional problems in first to fifth graders.

Parenting styles has been found to have a role in the development of reading skills including grammatical structures, sentence comprehension and listening.

Negative intrusiveness by the mother in infancy has been shown to be related to the development of later anxiety and depression, particularly for children with certain physiological traits.

Parent-child attachment has been found to be particularly important to the wellbeing of older children with a younger sibling.

Authoritarian parenting by fathers has been found to be linked to depression, behavioral and emotional problems while permissiveness by mothers has been linked to conduct problems.

A study from Brazil has found that negative parenting practices rates alongside stressful events and exposure to violence in predicting emotional and behavioral problems in teenagers.

Parental attachment and teenager's perception of parenting was found to significantly affect the likelihood of internet game addiction.

Authoritarian and authoritative parenting have been found to be linked to the highest levels of self compassion while authoritarian and permissive parenting has been linked to higher levels of compassion towards others.

Maternal sensitivity was found to decrease the likelihood of nonsexual risk taking in teenagers.

Exposure to smoking has been found to increase the likelihood of metabolic syndrome in teenagers.

A perception of the world as more threatening has been found to be linked to a memory of parents as being overcontrolling.

Authoritative parenting has been found to decrease the severity of internet game addiction through the development of self control.

A study of Indonesian and Chinese adolescents has found that low intimacy and conflict with parents was predictive of loneliness.

Separated families
A study has found that mother's confidence as parents decreases after separation and does not appear to recover over time.

study has found that children who feel secure and content in shared parenting arrangements are those where the parents have created a secure physical and emotional space for the children which is well integrated with the other home. The child's feeling that they are free to contact the other parent and that the arrangements are responsive to their needs were also detailed as important.


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