Exposure to social stress impairs a mother’s ability to care for her children and can negatively impact her daughter’s ability to provide maternal care for future offspring, a new study shows.
Researchers discovered that mothers’ directiveness in play varies based on the children’s ages and the mothers’ ethnicities. The more directive the mothers were during play, the less engaged children were with them and the more negative emotion the children displayed toward their mothers.
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
While it has previously been reported that children with epilepsy have a greater risk for developing psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems; a new study has identified that gender plays a great role in determining the potential development of specific problems. Girls, the study suggests, are more inclined to develop emotional problems, while their male counterparts faced a greater risk for developing hyperactivity and attention deficits.
It is hard to deal with toddler temper tantrums, any parent will tell you that. New research suggests the way a parent reacts to their child’s temper tantrum might cause prolonged behavioral problems as the child develops. This is especially true for little boys.
New psychological research from Concordia University has been performed to investigate the link between childhood stresses and later onset of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. The researchers discovered higher levels of Cortisol within test subjects from families with a history of mental disorders. However, researchers stated that the test subjects from “at risk” families might not go on to develop mood disorders of their own.
New research suggests heavy alcohol use in teens can detrimentally affect neural development. Researchers have concluded that binge drinking can negatively disrupt normal developmental processes, leading to problems with learning and social adjustment in the long term. The study also discovered that increased use of alcohol can result in a decrease in attention and executive function. Additionally, increased marijuana use was discovered to decrease memory performance.
A new report by Professor Tanya Byron suggests that parents have forgotten how to play with their children. Additionally, a third of parents interviewed for the study who do actively attempt to take part in family activities find them boring, with one in ten parents considering family play-times a waste of time.
New research suggests that early intervention and treatment could help to reduce delinquency in disadvantaged children.