This week in parenting 17/10/15

High levels of screen time have been found to be related to decreased prosocial behavior and increased hyperactivity, conduct problems and peer problems.

Children who display problem behaviours have been found to influence the development of more intrusive mothering via their abilities to regulate attention.

Children whose first grade classroom was warm and positive were found to be less affected by their mother's depressive symptoms, with some children found not to be affected at all.

A gene has been identified that contributes to infant wariness and distress.

Increased levels of cumulative life stress during childhood and adolescence has been found to decrease neural reward patterns in adulthood, contributing to decreased motivation and increased negative mood.


A study has found that parenting influences teenage delinquency via its effects on self control, delinquent attitudes, peer delinquency and time spent in criminogenic settings.

Parent engagement has been found to reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms in teenage boys who were emotionally victimised by their peers.

Children with an increased fear response were found to have increased behaviour problems when exposed to mother's negative parenting.

Parenting style has been found to mediate the relationship between social class and mental health through its effects on friendships and social integration.

Lack of maternal warmth and denial of psychological autonomy was found to be related to substance abuse in Caucasian teenagers but not Asian American teenagers.


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