This week in parenting: 23/4/17

Parents who's partner had a history of depression were found to be more permissive as parent.

A study of Mexican and Dominician American children found that authoritative parenting predicted greater school readiness and higher achievement at the end of first grade.

A gene polymorphism has been discovered that interacts with positive parenting to influence the development of depression.

Maternal depression that had decreased post-treatment was found to be associated with less disorganised attachment features in toddlers and mothers being more confident in their ability as a parent compared to mothers whose depression did not decrease post-treatment.

More coparenting difficulties were found to be associated with more maternal parenting difficulties and ultimately adolescents adjustment.

Insensitive parenting has been found to accelerate the development of a particular neurological circuit.


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