UNCG researchers co-authored of a study published in Parenting: Science and Practice entitled “Patterns of Maternal Directiveness by Ethnicity among Early Head Start Research Participants,” Science Daily reported.

The study — conducted with researchers at the University of Missouri, amongst others — found that mothers who were more directly controlling of how their children played varied based on ethnicity and the children’s ages. The researchers also found that higher levels of affection from the mothers reduced the negative effects of earlier control.

 

By Christine Maillet