This week in parenting: 30/7/16

New mothers who had more realistic expectations of parenthood during the prenatal period were found to have better adjustment and higher confidence in themselves as a parent.

A study from Japan and Korea has found that children of more confident mothers were found to have higher school related competence that children of mothers who were less confident in their own parenting abilities.

A study has suggested that the relationship between parental monitoring and drug use in teenagers may have more to do with other unmeasured genetic and enviromental risks rather than a direct effect.

The degree to which a mother's and infants sleep matches has been found to be linked to maternal depression risk.

Toddlers who sleep for a shorter time overnight have been found to be at an increased risk of obesity and inactivity.

Rejecting/neglecting parenting was found to increase the risk of a child being victimized by peers through increasing the probability of sibling victimization. Sibling victimization was found to increase the risk of peer victimization.

A study of high school student majoring in dance in Korea found that excessive maternal interference negatively impacted on the teacher-child relationship, the student's learning, physique, health and stress levels.

Improved parenting practices was found to decrease the likelihood of deviant peer association throughout a child's lifespan, particulary for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The relationship between child conduct problems and socioeconomic status and household chaos (presence of disorganisation and instability) were found to be influenced by the presence of maternal sensitivity and harsh-intrusive parenting behavior.

Parent's levels of negative emotions throughout the week was found to influence the degree to which they used psychologically controlling parenting, particularly when combined with the degree to which they considered their child to be misbehaving.

The absence of family routines was found to be linked to higher levels of an inflamattory protein and depressive symptoms.


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