This week in parenting 10/12/16

Parental authoritarianism was found to be related to a decrease in the self esteem of teenagers while teenagers of mothers who were more authoritative were found to have increased self esteem.

Authoritative and permissive parenting were found to influence the likelihood of academic help seeking in teenagers by influencing teenager's sense of self efficacy and their approach to achieving goals.

A study of gifted teenagers found that authoritarian parenting negatively impacted on their psychosocial adjustment in a way not seen in non-gifted teenagers.

The impact of an insecure attachment on children's behavior problems has been found to be much greater when the insecure attachment is with the father than when it is with the mother.

A study has found that increasing pre-pregnancy BMI does not increase in risk of ADHD when family and child factors are controlled for, indicating that increased maternal BMI is a confounding factor and not a cause.

Increased monitoring by parents has been found to be linked to a decrease in time spent by teenagers in crime-inducing settings.

A study from china has found that maternal harsh parenting was associated with an increase in young teenagers verbal aggression while paternal harsh parenting was associated with an increase in all aggressive behaviors in boys.

Engaging in mindfulness in parenting was found to moderate the effects of life stress on both infant and mother's cortisol levels.

Sensitivity in parenting and the overall home quality was found to be predictive of self-regulation schools in preschool.

The use of inconsistent discipline and corporal punishment was found to negatively impact on resting heart rate variability in teenagers while positive parenting and parental involvement were found to have a positive impact.


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