Navigation Links
Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads
Date:12/2/2011

FRIDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- First-time mothers and fathers have a tougher time adapting to their new roles if they believe society expects them to be perfect parents, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at 182 couples who became parents between 2008 and 2010, and found that mothers had less confidence in their parenting abilities and fathers felt more stress when they were more worried about what others thought of their parenting skills.

But, the study found, self-imposed pressure to be perfect was somewhat better for parents, especially fathers.

This may be because the fathers in the study were highly involved in parenting and were motivated by high self-imposed standards. Or it may be because fathers still don't carry the same burden for child care as mothers, the researchers said.

"Trying to be the perfect parent is a mixed bag," study author Meghan Lee, a graduate student in human development and family science at Ohio State University, said in a university news release.

"If you think you have to be perfect because of outside pressure, it really hurts adjustment. If you put these demands on yourself, it may have some benefits early on, but it is not universally good," she added.

The study appears online and will be published in a future print issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

The parents in the study were assessed three months after their child was born, so it's possible that the role of perfectionism may change over time, Lee noted.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for parenting your baby.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Nov. 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study
2. Got High Blood Pressure? Kiwi Fruit May Help
3. When blood pressure refuses to go down
4. Breakthrough in understanding the genetics of high blood pressure
5. Clemson researcher says high blood pressure may lead to missed emotional cues
6. Benefits of nut consumption for people with abdominal obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure
7. Virginia Commonwealth University findings may help explain high blood pressure in pregnancy
8. Viagra May Help Children With Rare Blood Pressure Disorder
9. Double duty for blood pressure drugs: how they could revolutionize how we treat valve disease
10. Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Bedtime May Be Better
11. E-counselling shows dramatic results in lowering blood pressure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads 
(Date:4/26/2015)... 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new blog ... . , The easiest way to find low cost auto ... to the best offers online, in a simple and convenient ... for information about auto insurance prices. All the details are ... , It is now possible to compare online car ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... FL (PRWEB) April 26, 2015 A ... pieces of medical equipment from hospitals, surgery centers and ... of equipment will be sold including radiology, surgery, endoscopy, ... live auction will take place Tuesday, April 28th starting ... Lauderdale warehouse located at 5025 North Hiatus Rd., Sunrise, ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... Forbes Living is scheduled to air ... is synonymous with clean beaches, sparkling office buildings, and old ... economic influencers in the city on the Pacific Coast of ... pleased to announce the show will be broadcast on Cox ... PDT. Tune in to find out what the effervescent host ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Portland, ME (PRWEB) April 26, 2015 ... a Canadian based integrative healthcare event. The Integrative ... taking place October 23-24, 2015 at the Sheraton ... Healthcare Symposium Canada is one of the most ... a clinically relevant, evidenced-based CME program. The event ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... New Jersey (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... people aged twelve and above needed treatment for an ... according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ... September 2011). Beyond these alarming numbers are harrowing stories ... by substance abuse . David H. Kerr ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding Low Cost Auto Insurance - An Online Guide Provides Tips 2Health News:Centurion Service Group to Auction off 1,200 Lots of Medical Equipment 2Health News:Forbes Living TV Will Air in San Diego, California 2Health News:Integrative Healthcare Event launching in Canada 2Health News:New Book Features Powerful Stories of People Who Overcame Addiction 2Health News:New Book Features Powerful Stories of People Who Overcame Addiction 3
... uninsured adults who received Medicare coverage reported improvements ... diabetes, according to a study in the December ... adults, particularly those with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, ... services as Medicare beneficiaries after age 65 years ...
... for youngsters can reduce risk of shoulder injury, physician ... Playing catch with your young pitcher months before baseball season ... rotator cuff injuries, according to doctors at Methodist Hospital in ... high pitch count and throwing curve balls -- increases the ...
... what the season brings means taking things as they come, ... many people, heightened expectations, financial and social stress, and memories ... , All of that can lead to seasonal blues during ... , For example, people who expect difficult relationships to improve ...
... Your 10 weeks to a better body &,better health ... kick off for this amazing challenge begins on January 5th ... 85258.,Participating in this life changing challenge is simple; it includes ... very simple test,that looks at the health of the cells ...
... to Use Funding Surplus to Provide Abatement and ... Dec. 24 Governor Edward G.,Rendell has directed ... to postpone collection until March 31. Mcare is ... the state,s,physicians, and many other health care providers, ...
... -- Chindex International,Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX ), an ... in the People,s Republic of China, announced today ... of its common stock on,the NASDAQ Global Market. ... to the NASDAQ Global Market has been completed ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health improves for previously uninsured adults after receiving Medicare coverage 2Health News:Playing Catch in Winter Could Save Kids' Pitching Arms 2Health News:Realistic Expectations Help Ward Off Holiday Depression 2Health News:10 Weeks to a Better Body & Better Health With Dr. Ramsey's Health Challenge 2Health News:Governor Rendell Directs Insurance Commissioner to Delay Mcare Abatement Collection 2Health News:Governor Rendell Directs Insurance Commissioner to Delay Mcare Abatement Collection 3Health News:Governor Rendell Directs Insurance Commissioner to Delay Mcare Abatement Collection 4Health News:Governor Rendell Directs Insurance Commissioner to Delay Mcare Abatement Collection 5Health News:Chindex International, Inc. Announces Transfer to NASDAQ Global Market 2Health News:Chindex International, Inc. Announces Transfer to NASDAQ Global Market 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... N.J. , April 24, 2015  Bayer Corporation hosted ... April 23 at the Bayer HealthCare US headquarters.  This is ... to the Whippany campus, and Thursday,s ... Dad do every day at work. Fortunately, for ... office.  As a company whose mission is "Science For A ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... N.C. , April 24, 2015  New ... ability of consumers to educate themselves about products ... the tools and techniques available to market researchers ... the changing consumer marketplace, it,s imperative that organizations ... to better identify market opportunities, niches and growth ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015  Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:  SPAN) ... 2015 second quarter results on Thursday, April 30, after ... company will conduct a conference call at 10:00 ... company,s financial and operating results for the second quarter ... the conference call will be available online at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bayer Hosts "Take Your Child to Work Day" 2Bayer Hosts "Take Your Child to Work Day" 3Bayer Hosts "Take Your Child to Work Day" 4Pharmaceutical Industry Using New Technologies to Adjust Their Marketing and Research Approaches for Consumers 2
... Deluxe Transport beds feature folding head end and foot ... With the head end and foot end deck panels ... to approximately 67". This compact length makes storage, delivery ... ,This feature is not available on Model 4748B, Basic ...
... safety. Patient dignity. A single solution., ... to provide added safety where its needed. ... to help protect the caregiver and patient ... bed functions just like other TotalCare® beds, ...
... 1000ML 0.45% Sodium Chloride ... performance and ease of use. You can obtain ... to 100% FIO 2 . We offer a ... USP; 0.45% sodium chloride inhalation, USP; and 0.9% ...
... Sterile H 2 O W/O Adapter., ... inhalation, these humidifier systems feature a dual-purpose reservoir ... opening for secure attachment of a humidifier adapter. ... particulate from reaching oxygen delivery tubing. An audible ...
Medicine Products: