This week in parenting: 24/10/15

Mothers reactions to their children's sadness was found to be directly related to the presence of depressive symptoms.

A study has found that lack of parental support was related to an increased risk of bullying in children under 14.

A lack of social support and dissatisfaction with their marriage has been found to increase the risk of postnatal depression for both mothers and fathers.

Parental attachment has been found to significantly increase the risk of disordered eating.

Unpredictability in life from age 0-4 has been found to predict more negative parenting orientations in men, with this effect influenced by the presence of a supportive maternal figure.

Stressful events in late pregnancy have been found to be related to decreased motor skills of the baby at  10, 14 and 17 years.


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