This week in parenting 12/9/15

In a comparison of Belgian and Chinese parents, the presence of unfulfilled dreams was found to be associated with psychologically controlling parenting via the use of the child as a means for self esteem.

study of preschool children in a Headstart program has found that healthy weight children were more assertive and used less social construction strategies than their overweight or obese peers.

Adults who were parented in an authoritarian manner were found to be more likely to have secure attachments in adulthood.

study has found that provision of a triple P parenting programme in the workplace resulted in improved family  relationships and improved workplace engagement.

Girls from a low socioeconomic status were found to be more likely to have oppositional defiant disorder when they were punished more and inconsistently disciplined.

Mindful parenting was found to be associated with less parental negative emotion and more shared positive emotion during parent adolescent conflict. This improvement in parent-child conflict was also found to affect teenager substance use.

Parental modelling of diet quality was found to significantly improve diet in adolescents who were being directed to change their diet for health reasons.

Permissive parenting was found to be more frequently used in parents of obese children.

A study from turkey has found that father's parenting practices were predictive of teenager's eating disorders and emotional regulation skills.

The way teenagers are parented has been shown to influence how they form their identity. Children of authoritative parents were found to be more likely to adopt the values of their family or cultural group, while teenagers of authoritarian parents and easy going parents were less likely to seek more information in forming their identity. Teenagers of authoritarian parents were also less likely to address the issue of identity formation directly.


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