Parents Stress Level Effects On Children

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Within the stage of infancy Raine, Phil, Brennan, and Mednick (1994) look into factors that could potentially cause traits of violence and aggression from as early as birth. These researchers took a group of 4,269 males and assessed their complications at birth, their maternal rejection at age one, and investigated how many of them committed a violent crime by the age of eighteen years old. Birth complications for these infants included prolonged delivery, extraction of infant with forceps, umbilical cord issues, and preeclampsia at birth. Maternal rejection at age one was assessed by the socioeconomic status, marital status, if the infant was wanted or unwanted, and if there was an attempted abortion. After analyzing these factors, significant …show more content…
Tharner, Luijk, IJzendoorn, Bakermans-Kranenburg, Jaddoe, Hofman, Verhulst, and Tiemeier (2012) examine if the mother-infant attachment relationship and the parents stress level effect aggression and behavior problems going into childhood. A group of 606 infants were gathered at 14months and assessed by attachment level by using the strange situation scenario. At 18 months the parents stress level was measured and then at the final age of three years old the fathers completed a checklist for their child’s behavior. It was discovered that parents with high stress levels and parents with infants with insecure attachments are more prone to aggression and attention problems. With this information it could be used to cause awareness for parents with high levels of stress, it lets them know that if they want to prevent possible aggression and attention problems in their child they need to find a way to ease their level of stress and also work on building a secure attachment with their child. Within the stage of childhood there also numerous factors that cause violence and aggression. Huessman, Moise-Titus, Podolski, and Eron (2003) examine the effects television violence has on children later in young adulthood. A longitudinal study was conducted with children from ages six to ten. The children were violent television viewers and were interviewed fifteen years later …show more content…
According to Dodge, Lansford, Burks, Bates, Pettit, Fontaine, and Price (2003) early rejection by peers predicts growth into an aggressive child. Four experiments were conducted all together. In the first experiment they followed a set of 259 children from grades first to third and fifth to seventh, in the second experiment they followed 585 children from kindergarten to the third grade, in the third and fourth experiment they measured social patterns. Within the experiments themselves the children were interviewed and told to rate their class peers and asked about their behavior. Results provided evidence in all experiments that those children that were not rated highly by their peers did have tendency to fight, disrupt class, and act out aggressively. Thus, rejection by peers causes children to become more aggressive in their environment. A study such as this would be highly effective in the education system. With educators aware that rejection by peers causes aggressive children it may motivate them to have peer acceptance assemblies or some sort of workshops to help every child integrate well with

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