This week in parenting 12/12/15


First aid advice for burns has been found to be inconsistent between UK health organisations and charity. The  official advice is hold under cool running tap water for 20 minutes, remove clothing and jewellery, cover the burn with cling-wrap or a clean non-adhesive dressing.

62% of children aged 2-4 and 26% of  Canadian children aged 5-13 were found not to meet physical activity guidelines. 64% of children aged 2-4 and 23% of children aged 5-13 exceeded maximum screen time limits.

The type of emotional parenting provided by the parent alongside school discipline, teaching about emotions in the curriculum and peer group factors were found to significantly impact on children's emotional intelligence.

In a study of very pre-term children, high levels of parent-child synchrony, parent facilitation, sensitivity and positive affect at 2 years of age was associated with better child outcomes while higher levels of intrusiveness and negative affect was associated with poorer outcomes.

Attachment insecurity was found to affect the level of risk taking behaviours (academic risk, risky long term health behaviours, reckless driving, drug use, drinking, antisocial behaviour and risky sex) in college students.

Teenagers with pathological internet addiction were found to perceive their parents as more protective-demanding and authoritarian compared to non-addicted teenagers, while teenagers with with partial internet addiction perceived a more democratic parenting style.

Parents who understood their teenager's strengths and encouraged them to use those strengths were found to have teenagers with higher life satisfaction than those who did not.

High levels of parental warmth was found not to be protective against conduct disorder and substance use in teenagers who had high levels of psychopathic traits but were protective in those with low and medium levels of psychopathic traits.

Teenagers whose mothers had had postnatal depression or anxiety were found to be more likely to have problems with math than those who did not.

Helicopter parenting was found to predict poorer adjustment to college however young adults with higher emotional intelligence were found to be somewhat protected from this effect.

A study of young adults found that returning to the parental home after leaving was associated with more conflict but not greater parental closeness.


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