Delivering Better Maternal Mental Health Care: A diagnosis – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ian Jones, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of National Centre for Mental Health, Cardiff University. Low mood and anxiety are something we all experience at various points in our lives. And the enormous changes that occur on becoming a new parent means it is a time when these symptoms are particularly … [Read More] Delivering Better Maternal Mental Health Care: A diagnosis – The Conversation

The Interplay of Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement of Mother in Predicting Self-regulation – Developmental Psychology

ABSTRACT Using data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, a cross-lag mediation model was tested to examine longitudinal relations among low-income mothers’ sensitivity; toddlers’ engagement of their mothers; and toddler’s self-regulation at ages 1, 2, and 3 years (N = 2,958). Age 1 maternal sensitivity predicted self-regulation at ages 2 and 3 … [Read More] The Interplay of Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement of Mother in Predicting Self-regulation – Developmental Psychology

Mother-Child Interactions & Externalizing Behavior Problems in Preschoolers over Time: Inhibitory control as a mediator –

ABSTRACT Previous research has shown links between parenting and externalizing behavior problems in young children over time. Associations between inhibitory control, one of the executive functions, and externalizing behavior problems are widely established as well. Yet, the role of inhibitory control in the maintenance and change of externalizing behavior problems over time remains unclear. We … [Read More] Mother-Child Interactions & Externalizing Behavior Problems in Preschoolers over Time: Inhibitory control as a mediator –

Positively Biased Processing of Mother’s Emotions Predicts Children’s Social and Emotional Functioning – Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Highlights Children witnessed mothers simulate emotions during a pretend phone conversation. Their attention to and interpretations of mother’s emotions were measured. Negatively biased attention to her emotions was related to internalizing problems. Less positively biased interpretations were related to poorer prosocial skills. ABSTRACT Risk for internalizing problems and social skills deficits likely emerges in early … [Read More] Positively Biased Processing of Mother’s Emotions Predicts Children’s Social and Emotional Functioning – Early Childhood Research Quarterly

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