Intergenerational transmission of parenting

Main findings of this study

This study adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that there is some intergenerational transmission of parenting characteristics in both mothers and fathers in a UK sample. We found that a higher level of affection by grandmothers is associated with more positive parenting behaviour in fathers (more ‘positive responsiveness’ and more ‘cognitive stimulation’). A higher level of control by grandmothers is associated with lower engagement by mothers. None of grandfathers’ parenting variables are associated with the parenting behaviour of mothers and fathers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4668327/

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