affection

>Tag: affection

Don’t Force Your Kids to Hug and Kiss Relatives During the Holidays, Pediatrician Says

Developmental pediatricians are telling parents to reconsider the age-old practice of forcing children to hug or kiss members of the extended family when gathering at the holidays. They say doing so takes away the child's autonomy over their own body and sends a message that it's OK for others to demand affection. The Girl Scouts [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:39:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Factors Are Associated With Positive Parenting?

A recent study has found that positive parenting is related to certain characteristics of both the mother and the child; and when controlling for maternal factors, only child’s affection (e.g., infant sharing positive feelings and expressions with mother), and general cognitive abilities (e.g., basic problem solving, language abilities) are related to positive parenting. The study also found that girls received more positive [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:14:49+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Pixabay Images Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. Assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University, Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., explains: Previous research has associated [...]