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​News | Parenting stress can weaken mother-child communication

Published on: 09-Sep-2019 (Ghana), 9 Sep
Mothers who reported higher levels of parenting stress had less synchrony in brain activity with their child than those who reported lower levels of parenting stress, researchers have found. “Our study shows that parenting stress may very well weaken mother-child communication early in the process of social interaction. Our observations likely stem from the stressed mother’s reduced ability to share her child’s perspective” said study senior author Asst Prof Gianluca Esposito at NTU Singapore. The study published in the journal Scientific Reports, analysed the brain activity of 31 pairs of mother and children from Singapore while they were watching children’s animation clips together.

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