Tag: parenting

1. A primary care pediatric intervention that promotes parental involvement through reading aloud and play demonstrated sustained improvement in childhood behavioral outcomes in children. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Primary care interventions that promote parenting skills can be used as tools to improve poverty-related disparities in social-emotional development. However,...
1. A meta-analysis reviewing the effect of parent-child book reading interventions revealed a positive correlation between such interventions and a broad range of beneficial psychosocial outcomes, including social-emotional competence, quality of life, and parenting competence. 2. The benefits of parent-child book reading interventions were noted across the ages at which...
1. For children aged 20 years old, lower levels of serum cotinine were found in the supportive parenting intervention group compared to the control group. 2. Parents in the intervention group were also more likely to utilize supportive parenting techniques for children ages 11 to 16 years when compared to...
Parental sleeping problems were associated with increased reports of sleep problems in their children, although objective measures did not reveal more sleep problems in children of parents with poor sleep quality. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown: Many diagnoses in pediatrics rely heavily on parental report. For...
1. Children randomized to a one-on-one mother-child intervention scored higher in imitation/play and attention than those who only received educational materials in the mail. Those children also scored lower in hyperactivity, separation distress and externalizing problems. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Socioemotional disparities between poverty-struck and affluent children is...
1. In this meta-analysis, higher parental monitoring, knowledge of behavior, and rule enforcement were associated with delayed sexual intercourse among adolescents. 2. Higher parental monitoring was associated with increased contraceptive and condom use in sexually active adolescents. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)   Study Rundown: Adolescence is increasingly understood as a distinct...
Image: PD 1. In this observational study of caregivers and children during public mealtimes, caregiver absorption with mobile devices was a common theme among observed interactions. 2. Caregivers absorbed in mobile device use often responded harshly to child behaviors during mealtimes. Study Rundown: While mobile devices are now well-integrated into our daily...
Image: PD 1. Among both mothers and fathers included in a prospective investigation, parenting consistency correlated negatively with child BMI. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Childhood obesity affects 1 out of every 4 children in Western countries and has consequences for childrens’ future health and well-being. Childhood obesity cannot be...