Influence of mother, father, and child risk on parenting and children's cognitive and social behaviors.

  title={Influence of mother, father, and child risk on parenting and children's cognitive and social behaviors.},
  author={Natasha J. Cabrera and Jay Fagan and Vanessa R. Wight and Cornelia Schadler},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={82 6},
The association among mothers', fathers', and infants' risk and cognitive and social behaviors at 24 months was examined using structual equation modeling and data on 4,200 on toddlers and their parents from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort. There were 3 main findings. First, for cognitive outcomes, maternal risk was directly and indirectly linked to it through maternal sensitivity whereas paternal risk was only indirectly related through maternal sensitivity. Second, for… CONTINUE READING

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