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Objective and subjective measures of sleep among preschoolers: Disentangling attachment security and dependency
Attachment and sleep among toddlers: disentangling attachment security and dependency.
Many scholars have proposed that parent-child attachment security should favor child sleep. Research has yet, however, to provide convincing support for this hypothesis. The current study used objective measures of sleep ...
Parenting and preschoolers’ executive functioning : A case of differential susceptibility?
A growing body of theoretical and empirical work has been attempting to answer the questions of how and how much of the effects of children’s early experience may depend on their inner characteristics. Theory and evidence ...
Maternal mind-mindedness and children’s school readiness: A longitudinal study of developmental processes
This study aimed to test a five-wave sequential mediation model linking maternal mind-mindedness during infancy to children’s school readiness in kindergarten through a serial mediation involving child language and effortful ...
Maternal psychosocial maladjustment and child internalizing symptoms: Investigating the modulating role of maternal sensitivity
In light of evidence suggesting that maternal adaptation may impact early child emotional development, this study investigated the interactive effects of maternal psychosocial maladjustment and maternal ...
How do mothers with borderline personality disorder mentalize when interacting with their infants?
Mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have been theorized to have decreased mentalization ability, which is the capacity to perceive and interpret mental states. This could increase the risk for ...
Sleeping Toward Behavioral Regulation: Relations Between Sleep and Externalizing Symptoms in Toddlers and Preschoolers
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the concurrent and longitudinal relations between sleep and externalizing symptoms among young children. Method: Sixty-four families (mostly Caucasian; 36 boys) were ...
Deconstructing maternal sensitivity: Predictive relations to mother-child attachment in home and laboratory settings
Despite the well-documented importance of parental sensitivity for child development, there is a lack of consensus regarding how best to assess it. We investigated the factor structure of maternal caregiving behavior as ...
A secure base from which to regulate: Attachment security in toddlerhood as a predictor of executive functioning at school entry
In light of emerging evidence suggesting that the affective quality of parent-child relationships may relate to individual differences in young children's executive functioning (EF) skills, the aim of this ...
Stability in maternal autonomy support and child executive functioning
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of early and current maternal autonomy support, and of its stability over time, in predicting child executive functioning (EF). Seventy-eight mother–child dyads participated ...
Sleep and aggressive behavior among toddlers: investigating directionality of associations
Sleep and aggression in toddlers
(Wayne State University Press, 2018)
This study examined the reciprocal associations between sleep (duration and quality) and aggressive behavior in toddlers. The sample consisted of 82 children (43 boys and 39 girls) and their parents who completed two ...