Spotlight on Parenthood
The perfect parent does not exist. Therefore, the need for parenting support is great. But how do you know which parenting programs really work? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are trying to find out.
Hugs and boundaries – parenting with the support of research
How should we be as parents to make our child feel as good as possible? And how can we help as many people as possible succeed with this task? Meet the researchers who are studying the parenting programmes.
This is what children needs
According to studies, the psychological plate model describes things that protect the child's health into adulthood. The psychological plate model is taken from a new book written by Kajsa Lönn Rhodin and Maria Lalouni.
“The alarms on my cell phone are my salvation”
Jannika Kauppi is a social worker and a parent - and is diagnosed with ADHD. Mobile alarms are one of her tricks to make her family's everyday life easier.
The tricks that work for picky children
Being picky about food is common in children. Parental frustration can sometimes be high, but don't give up, says Paulina Nowicka, professor in food studies, nutrition and dietietics. Children can learn to eat a more varied diet.
Extra parental support helps to improve childhood obesity
Extra support for parents led to better weight development in young children with obesity than current standard treatment, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report. The researchers hope that the results can help to improve care for families with very young children with obesity.
"The reactions of parents affect children"
Maria Lalouni is a psychologist and researchers at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet carrying out research on how to treat stomach pains in children.
"I'm allergic to a simplistic view of parenting"
How much can you really influence your child in your role as a parent? Henrik Larsson, a researcher at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University, explains how inheritance and the environment affect our behaviour.
"Screens create conflicts in many families"
In many families, conflicts over videogames and mobile phones are part of everyday life. Psychologist and KI researcher Martin Forster will investigate what happens in families who skip using screens.
“A coherent national approach is required”
Parent-support programmes can help children to escape cycles of severe disobedience and aggressiveness, shows research. Early initiatives can also reduce the risk of behavioural problems later in life. However, not all parents are reached by these programmes.