This week in parenting 26/12/16

Parental feeding practices have been found to be linked to healthier eating practices only in the presence of certain parenting styles.

A study of self injury in college students found it did not appear to be related to their perception of how they were parented but was associated with maladaptie emotional coping strategies.

Low levels of positive parenting were found to be predictive on the development of callous-unemotional traits in the presence of a child that displayed early fearless traits.

A study from Puerto Rico has found that 'supportive demandingness' reduced the risk of anxiety or depressive symptoms or behavioral problems in children aged up to 11.

Availability of fruit and vegetables, along with parental modelling and parent encouragement were found to be important markers for healthier eating habits when frequent family meals were not possible.

The effect of parenting practices on executive functioning has been considered to be a possible mechanism for the intergenerational transmission of poor parenting practices.

Teenage boys whose autonomic nervous system showed more vagal suppression were found to be more protected against interparental hostility, harsh discipline and maternal psychological control in terms of its effect on depressive symptoms. This effect was not found for girls.

Fathers having more involvement in their infants life has been found to be beneficial to the infants development, partially through its effect on reducing mother's stress.

Lying to avoid consequences has been found to be higher in children who have a lower theory of mind, indicating it may be an important indicator of other problems.

Advertisements for products in parenting magazines have been found to promote sedentary behavior.

Children who have higher levels of subjective well being and whose parents have more consensus in their relationships have been found to have a more positive perception of their parents parenting styles.


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