This week in parenting 28/3/16

Children who had greater peer exposure in infancy and toddlerhood were found to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Harsh parenting was found to predict declines in teenage's mental health and an increase in BMI.

High levels of prenatal maternal stress (from being involved in a natural disaster) was found to negatively affect infant motor development at age 6 and 16 months, particularly when the event occurred later in pregnancy and the mother had more negative appraisals of the event.

Prepared dishes and snacks were found to be the most likely product to be recalled for undeclared allergen, and the most common allergen was dairy, followed by gluten, soy and egg.

Authoritative parenting was found to be associated with more healthy feeding practices while authoritarian and permissive parenting were associated with more unhealthy practices.

The effect of sensitivity and negative intrusiveness on parents of infants and toddlers on children's brain development was found to be affected by the child's race.

Teenagers who perceived themselves as being overweight were found to be more likely to be a bully.


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