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Hwa-Froelich, Deborah A.; Loveland Cook, Cynthia A.; Flick, Louise H. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2008
Women living in poverty are at increased risk for depression, especially during their childbearing years. Whereas poverty has known adverse effects on children's cognitive, social, and communication development, maternal depression may place these children at additional risk of developmental delays. The maternal sensitivity of mothers with and…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Poverty, Mothers, Developmental Delays
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Babaee, Ensiyeh; Jain, Sachin – Education, 2009
Mothers' health is one of the most important and fundamental issues which the officials of health and care and supreme education should address as an important and effective part in society's individuals lives. The necessity of having a healthy society is having healthy mothers and this health would not be verified unless mother enjoys mental…
Descriptors: Extraversion Introversion, Mothers, Behavior Disorders, Personality
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Chan, Wai; Smith, Leann E.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Hong, Jinkuk; Mailick, Marsha R. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
The present investigation explored long-term relationships of behavioral symptoms of adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities with the mental health of their mothers. Fragile X premutation carrier mothers of an adolescent or adult child with fragile X syndrome (n = 95), and mothers of a grown child with autism (n = 213) were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Adults, Genetic Disorders
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Sotomayor-Peterson, Marcela; Wilhelm, Mari S.; Card, Noel A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The present study explores actor and partner effects on mothers' and fathers' cognitive stimulation within an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). This model allows us to evaluate whether mothers' and fathers' practices are impacted not only by their own experiences but also by their partners' experiences. The APIM treats the couple as the…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Mothers, Conflict, Parent Child Relationship
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Tikotzky, Liat; Volkovich, Ella; Meiri, Gal – Developmental Psychology, 2021
This longitudinal study examined whether changes in maternal emotional distress (depressive, anxiety, and parenting-stress symptoms) predict changes over time in subjective and objective infant sleep. We recruited 226 Israeli expectant mothers (M age 28.8 ± 3.3), most representing the middle-upper socioeconomic class. Maternal depressive and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Emotional Response, Depression (Psychology)
Van Horn, Patricia; Osofsky, Joy D.; Henderson, Dorothy; Korfmacher, Jon; Thomas, Kandace; Lieberman, Alicia F. – Zero to Three (J), 2012
Child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), an evidence-based dyadic therapeutic intervention for very young children exposed to trauma, is becoming the go-to therapeutic intervention for infant mental health practitioners. Although CPP has been shown to be effective for rebuilding the parent-child relationship, reducing trauma symptoms, and reducing…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Depression (Psychology)
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2011
Pregnancy and childbirth can be sources of excitement and joy for many new parents, but for some women, the hormonal fluctuations and lifestyle changes associated with pregnancy and being a new mother can feel overwhelming. Although up to 85 percent of mothers may experience mood changes (sometimes referred to as the "baby blues") for a…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Depression (Psychology), Family Violence, Birth
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Singer, George H. S. – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2006
Meta-analysis was used to synthesize findings from comparative studies of depression in mothers of children with and without developmental disabilities. Effect sizes were determined for 18 studies conducted between 1984 and 2003. A weighted effect size of 0.39 indicated an elevated level of depression in mothers of children with developmental…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Depression (Psychology), Mothers
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Gardner, Christie; Epkins, Catherine C. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2012
Background: Rumination and anxiety sensitivity are posited cognitive vulnerabilities in the development and/or maintenance of depression and anxiety and have only been examined separately in youth. Objective: We examined the relation between rumination and anxiety sensitivity in girls, after controlling for other girl, maternal, and parenting…
Descriptors: Females, Parent Child Relationship, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
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Leckman-Westin, Emily; Cohen, Patricia R.; Stueve, Ann – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: Increased behavior problems have been reported in offspring of mothers with depression. In-home observations link maternal depressive symptoms (MDS) and mother-child interaction patterns with toddler behavior problems and examine their persistence into late childhood. Method: Maternal characteristics (N = 153) and behaviors of…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Mothers, Toddlers
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Kaplan, Peter S.; Danko, Christina M.; Diaz, Andres – Infancy, 2010
Prior research showed that 5- to 13-month-old infants of chronically depressed mothers did not learn to associate a segment of infant-directed speech produced by their own mothers or an unfamiliar nondepressed mother with a smiling female face, but showed better-than-normal learning when a segment of infant-directed speech produced by an…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Mothers, Infants, Depression (Psychology)
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Taylor, Ronald D.; Seaton, Eleanor; Dominguez, Antonio – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2008
The association of kin social support with mothers' adjustment and family relations was assessed among 204 African American mothers and adolescents who were on average 14.45 years of age. Also examined was the association of mothers' adjustment with family relations and adolescents' adjustment. Findings revealed that kin social and emotional…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents
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Yan, Ni; Dix, Theodore – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014
Background: The depression-inhibition hypothesis suggests that mothers' depressive symptoms undermine development because they lead children to withdraw from social contact. To test this, this study examined whether poor first-grade adjustment among children of mothers with depressive symptoms is mediated by the emergence of child withdrawal…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Student Adjustment
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Ystrom, Hilde; Nilsen, Wendy; Hysing, Mari; Sivertsen, Børge; Ystrom, Eivind – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Child sleep problems are associated with maternal depressive symptoms. It is unclear to what extent the association is due to direct effects or common risk factors for mother and child. Direct effects could represent child-driven processes, where child sleep problems influence maternal depressive symptoms, or mother-driven processes, where…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Mothers, Depression (Psychology)
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Gibb, Brandon E.; Benas, Jessica S.; Grassia, Marie; McGeary, John – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
In this study, we examined the roles of specific cognitive (attentional bias) and genetic ("5-HTTLPR") risk factors in the intergenerational transmission of depression. Focusing first on the link between maternal history of major depressive disorder (MDD) and children's attentional biases, we found that children of mothers with a history…
Descriptors: Mothers, At Risk Persons, Parent Influence, Genetics
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