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Parenting stress, infant emotion regulation, maternal sensitivity, and the cognitive development of triplets: a model for parent and child influences in a unique ecology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15566379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To examine the development of triplets, 23 sets of triplets were matched with 23 sets of twins and 23 singletons (N=138). Maternal sensitivity was observed at newborn, 3, 6, and 12 months, and infants' cognitive and symbolic skills at 1 year. Triplets received lower maternal sensitivity across infancy and exhibited poorer cognitive competencies compared with singletons and twins. The most medically compromised triplet showed the lowest regulation, received lower maternal sensitivity, and demonstrated the weakest outcomes compared with siblings. Structural modeling charted three levels of influence on cognitive outcomes: direct, indirect, and contextual. The triplet ecology provides a context for assessing the relations among infant inborn dispositions, the rearing environment, and the role of exclusive parenting in development.
Ruth Feldman; Arthur I Eidelman; Noa Rotenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-29     Completed Date:  2005-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1774-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology and the Gonda Brain Sciences Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel 52900.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development*
Concept Formation*
Health Status
Infant Behavior / psychology*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Behavior / psychology*
Mothers / psychology*
Parent-Child Relations*
Parenting / psychology*
Risk Factors
Self Efficacy*
Social Environment*
Social Support
Stress, Psychological / psychology*

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