Adolescents with Parents who get their daily stresses are better adjusted

25 Oct

“Adolescents whose daily experiences were perceived more accurately by their parents reported better psychological adjustment”

Science Abstracts

This neat study from Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine demonstrates the value of having parents who are in tune with the daily stressors in their child’s life.

Adolescents and their parents were asked to keep daily journals, with parents making daily assessments of their child’s day. Adolescents with parents who understand their daily stresses have better psychological and immunological profiles than those with parents with inaccurate assessments.

Parental Accuracy Regarding Adolescent Daily Experiences: Relationships With Adolescent Psychological Adjustment and Inflammatory Regulation

Objective: There is evidence that parents play an important role in their adolescent’s health and well-being, but the links between specific daily processes and biological mechanisms relevant to health remain to be determined. In this study, we examined the role of parental accuracy—that is, whether parents who are more accurate about their adolescents’ daily experiences have adolescents with better psychological functioning and inflammatory regulation.

Methods: In…

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