A dutch study has found that the way fathers treat their boys and girls seems to have more influence on how aggressive the children are than mothers’ treatment of boys and girls. Furthermore, the way fathers treat their boys and girls differently is more related to their gender beliefs, whereas mothers are more likely to treat their boys and girls differently irrespective of their gender beliefs.
There are significant differences between how mothers, fathers, sons and daughters respond.
In 2015 we reported an australian study by dr janeen baxter on shifts in gender attitudes among people when they become parents. A more recent study has looked for such changes in sweden and has found them to be less, very small indeed.
A new study reinforces a familiar story by finding that girls aged 8-18 do more routine housework than boys.
Children of same-sex parents or conceived by assisted reproduction thrive, challenging the supremacy of the traditional family, reveals landmark book.
Negativity towards gender nonconforming children is a significant child development problem. Peer relations correlate strongly with later social and emotional development. Interventions seeking to reduce this negativity are important.
The links between parental involvement in education and children’s performance at school are statistically significant, though small. The only exception is parents’ assistance with homework; This correlates with lower achievement in school.
Reminiscing has been described as “emotional socialisation”, nurturing a child’s emotional development.
How common stereotypes emerge in childhood: Children don’t just learn from what adults say but also from what they don’t say.
Both increasing parent-child cognitive stimulation and reducing maternal stress have cascading positive impacts on each other as the child grows up, making the case for supporting interventions that target both.
Less parental leave for same-sex male parents excludes them from benefits that support child development.
“mothers and fathers are on average equally sensitive to their four-month-olds in different situations – a caring task, a playing task and during the “still face procedure”.”
“The well-being and even survival of today’s children are at risk, ”according to a paper on the impacts of the climate crisis on children and youth from the Society for Research in Child Development.
Preventing smoking, alcohol & drug use should consider age, vulnerability and advertising messages.
A review of research points to “prosocial” behaviors like kindness and helpfulness come from interactions the children have with multiple adults.
Warm, supportive relationships with adults can reduce effects of chronic stress.