Posted August 23, 2018 12:59:10Parents with a bad parenting habit are more likely to have children who have problems with self-esteem, anger, and impulsivity, according to a new study.
The researchers analyzed data from a national survey of over 2,000 parents in the United States.
They found that parents with poor parenting habits are more than twice as likely as their peers to have a child who had problems with any of these issues by the age of five.
Parents with the highest levels of self-injury, anger and impulsiveness, however, were less likely to meet the criteria for any of the other behaviors listed in the report.
Parental behaviors that are related to a child’s problems are called “self-injurious behaviors.”
The research was published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Researchers found that the researchers found that mothers with children with the same behaviors were more likely than those with children who were different to report that their child had problems.
The research team’s conclusion?
“Parental self-harm and anger are the most common forms of self abuse and the most prevalent in families with children from birth to five years of age,” the researchers wrote.
“These findings may contribute to the greater prevalence of self harm among mothers and their children.
The higher the severity of self aggression, the higher the likelihood of a child exhibiting these behaviors.”
For the study, researchers analyzed the data from the 2012 National Survey of Families and Households, a nationally representative survey of the U.S. population.
The researchers looked at children and parents ages between six and 13 years old, and were able to examine over 1,000 parent-child pairs, which they categorized as “affected” and “normal.”
“The data on the self-inflicted self-reported symptoms are the basis for this research,” the study authors wrote.
The research also included a detailed breakdown of the parents’ characteristics, such as gender, race, marital status, income, education, and employment status.
The parents in each pair were also asked questions about their parenting practices, including how often they used harsh language and what discipline they used.
The findings suggest that parenting practices are linked to child’s emotional and behavioral problems.
Parents who engage in harsh language or use harsh discipline, for example, are more apt to have poor parenting behavior, the study found.
“Parents with child maltreatment disorders may also be at greater risk for child abuse and neglect,” the authors wrote in their study.
“In this regard, we found that self-involved parenting was associated with children’s self-destructive behaviors, with parents who were high in anger and self-disinhibition and low in empathy and conscientiousness and who reported high levels of anger, impulsivity and hostility to peers.”
The authors said they did not have enough information to draw firm conclusions on the link between self-abuse and child abuse, but added that the research does provide “some indication” that parents who engage more harshly in their parenting may be more likely and more likely have children with problems with anxiety, depression, and anger.