The early caregiver-child relationship and attention-deficit disorder with hyperactivity in kindergarten: a prospective study.

@article{Jacobvitz1987TheEC,
  title={The early caregiver-child relationship and attention-deficit disorder with hyperactivity in kindergarten: a prospective study.},
  author={Deborah Jacobvitz and L. Alan Sroufe},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1987},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1496-504}
}
Newborn status, ratings of temperament, and heretofore neglected experiential (parenting) antecedents of hyperactivity were evaluated in a prospective, longitudinal investigation. The experiential variables were derived from a developmental theory of arousal modulation in the early years. Patterns of maternal intrusive care, seductive behavior, and overstimulation were assessed at 6 months, 2 years, and 3 1/2 years, respectively. 2 of these 3 variables significantly predicted hyperactivity in… CONTINUE READING

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