Depression Among Moms : Prevalence , Predictors , and Acting Out Among Third Grade Children

@inproceedings{Moore2006DepressionAM,
  title={Depression Among Moms : Prevalence , Predictors , and Acting Out Among Third Grade Children},
  author={Kristin Anderson Moore and Elizabeth C. Hair and Sharon Vandivere and Cameron B. McPhee and Michelle J. McNamara and Thomson J. Ling},
  year={2006}
}
In line with other research, we find that mothers’ depressive symptoms are related to more acting out behavior problems in their children. For both mothers in general and also for low-income mothers, one reason that depression appears to increase children’s acting out is that depression affects parenting, particularly effective discipline. However, we also find that maternal depressive symptoms are directly related to more acting out behavior.