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2012-02-21 12:30:26

Researchers have found that parents who anger easily and over-react are more likely to have toddlers who act out and become upset easily. The research is an important step in understanding the complex link between genetics and home environment. In the study, researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Social Learning Center, and other institutions collected data in 10 states from 361 families linked through adoption — and obtained genetic data from birth parents as well as the...

2012-01-04 06:23:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The quality of the relationship between a mother and her toddler could affect the potential for that child to become obese during adolescence, according to this study. Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children during their toddler years. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child's emotional security and the mother's sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese...

Poor Maternal-Child Relationship Linked To Adolescent Obesity
2011-12-27 05:54:04

A new study has found that toddlers with a poor quality relationship with their mothers are more likely to be obese in their teenage years. More than a quarter of those participants in the study who had the lowest-quality emotional relationships with their mothers were obese as teens while only 13 percent of adolescents were obese who had closer relationships with their mothers. This lead the researchers to think that obesity prevention programs need to focus on more than just diet and...

2011-12-26 07:26:36

The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children during their toddler years. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child's emotional security and the mother's sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese at age 15 years,...

2011-12-14 19:45:41

The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflict with loved ones starts in childhood–way earlier than you may think. That is one message of a new review of the literature in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. “Your interpersonal experiences with your mother during the first 12 to 18 months of life predict your behavior in romantic relationships 20 years later,” says psychologist Jeffry A. Simpson,...

2011-10-10 09:02:45

A major concern related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was the impact on people living in coastal areas. News reports provided anecdotal evidence that those living along the coast and reliant on the fishing or oil and gas industries for their livelihoods were very distressed and worried about the impact of the spill on their future. Two decades of social science research has reported that people who are more attached to their communities are better off. They are happier, less...

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2011-09-14 22:41:13

Maternal responsiveness plays key role in child literacy and development Since the first television screens lit up our living rooms scientists have been studying its affect on young children. Now scientists in Ohio have compared mother-child communication while watching TV to reading books or playing with Toys to reveal the impact on children's development. The results, published in Human Communication Research, show that watching TV can lead to less interaction between parents and...

2011-08-30 11:22:41

Children with difficult temperaments are often the most affected by the quality of their relationships with their caregivers. New research suggests that highly irritable children who have secure attachments to their mothers are more likely to get along well with others than those who aren't securely attached. These findings, from researchers at the University of Maryland, are published in the journal Child Development. Researchers followed 84 infants from birth to age 2. About a third...


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