Latest Attachment theory Stories

Fathers Are More Engaged Parents With Oxytocin
2012-12-11 10:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that plays a huge role in pair bonding. It is stimulated in numerous ways, including sex, birth, and breastfeeding. The ability of oxytocin to facilitate social bonding for human females in both marital and parenting relationships has been documented in a large body of previous research. A new study from Bar-Ilan University reveals that oxytocin administrated to fathers increases their parental...

Bonding With Your Child Early Has Long-lasting Benefits
2012-10-12 10:20:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by scientists at the University of Iowa (UI) has determined that parental bonding early on could result in behavioral and emotional benefits for the child. The study came about from the group´s interest in studying the attachment theory, an important topic in research regarding social and emotional development. In particular, researchers observed that a close relationship between child and parents was less...

2012-08-03 01:07:41

It is not always best to forgive and forget in marriage, according to new research that looks at the costs of forgiveness. Sometimes expressing anger might be necessary to resolve a relationship problem — with the short-term discomfort of an angry but honest conversation benefiting the health of the relationship in the long-term. The research is part of a larger effort to better understand the contexts in which some relationships succeed and others fail, and also to understand how close...

2012-06-12 10:36:53

A father's love contributes as much – and sometimes more – to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood. "In our half-century of international research, we've not found any other class of experience that has as strong and consistent effect on personality and personality development as does...

2012-05-10 20:26:06

New in SPSP journals New in the journals: From how our attachment with our moms affects our future relationships, to the connection between family size and general intelligence.... and more. Attachment to mom predicts ability to cope with future loss How children cope with the loss of a loved one depends on their attachment to their mother and activity within their nervous system, according to a recent study. Adolescents with more attachment anxiety to their mom at age 14 had a...

2012-03-27 23:00:58

Family caregivers of senior loved ones understand only too well the physical and emotional stress associated with their role but too many don´t know where to turn for support to help deal with this stress. Senior Care Corner has tips for building a caregiver support network. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 The millions of family caregivers of senior loved ones in the U.S. understand only too well the physical and emotional stress associated with their role. Too many don´t...

Attention-Seeking Children Learn Better Later On
2012-03-20 11:16:57

Parents, before you dismiss those constant “look at me” demands from your child, you may want to know that children who crave attention from you are most likely to learn and collaborate when they are older. A study published in the journal Child Development is the first to show that toddlers´ expectations of how their parent will respond to their needs and bids for attention relate to the acquisition of social rules and norms later in childhood. Lead author of the...

2012-03-13 21:43:10

Research: Evaluation of peer-led parenting intervention for child disruptive behavior problems: A community-based randomized controlled trial Children with disruptive behavioural problems and their parents can benefit from peer led parenting classes, claims a study published today on bmj.com. The authors, from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, studied parents and children (aged 2-11 years) from 116 families. The parents were seeking help with managing their children's...

2012-03-13 10:44:29

New research at the University of Warwick into 50 years of motherhood manuals has revealed how despite their differences they have always issued advice as orders and set unattainably high standards for new mums and babies. Angela Davis, from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, carried out 160 interviews with women of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore their experiences of motherhood for her new book, Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000....

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