This week in parenting: 16/4/16

The quality of parenting received, in particular factors of attachment, monitoring and harshness and hostility, was found to influence the presence of delinquency at age 15 in children who had been aggressive earlier in life.

The presence of a TV in the bedroom and informal meal time settings were found to contribute to bigger increases in children's BMI.

Child-centred parenting techniques have been shown to increase the effect of a mother's education level in helping a child develop focus.

Spanking was found to predict increases in children's aggression.

Maternal warmth was found to predict increase in children's social competence.

Maternal sensitivity and provision of cognitive stimulation has been found to increase toddler's vocabularies from 14 months with the effect of stimulation increasing over time.


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