The Role of Parents' Romantic Relationship Warmth and Hostility in Child Feeding Practices and Children's Eating Behaviours

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title = "The Role of Parents' Romantic Relationship Warmth and Hostility in Child Feeding Practices and Children's Eating Behaviours",
abstract = "This research examined the associations between parents' reports of the quality of their romantic relationships with their partner/spouse, their feeding interactions with their children, and their children's eating behaviours. One hundred and fifty-six married/cohabiting mothers of young children completed self-report measures of their romantic relationship quality, child feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Reports of a less warm, more hostile romantic relationship were associated with children's less adaptive eating behaviours. More hostile relationship quality was also related to greater restriction of their children's food intake. The quality of parents' romantic relationships is associated with parental feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Further work should examine the emotional tone of mealtimes in order to discover whether this may be the mechanism of the relationship.",
keywords = "parents, child feeding, warmth, eating, romantic relationships, hostility",
author = "Emma Haycraft and Jacqueline Blissett",
year = "2009",
month = jan,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00212.x",
language = "English",
journal = "Maternal and Child Nutrition",
issn = "1740-8695",
publisher = "Wiley",

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T1 - The Role of Parents' Romantic Relationship Warmth and Hostility in Child Feeding Practices and Children's Eating Behaviours

AU - Haycraft, Emma

AU - Blissett, Jacqueline

PY - 2009/1/1

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N2 - This research examined the associations between parents' reports of the quality of their romantic relationships with their partner/spouse, their feeding interactions with their children, and their children's eating behaviours. One hundred and fifty-six married/cohabiting mothers of young children completed self-report measures of their romantic relationship quality, child feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Reports of a less warm, more hostile romantic relationship were associated with children's less adaptive eating behaviours. More hostile relationship quality was also related to greater restriction of their children's food intake. The quality of parents' romantic relationships is associated with parental feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Further work should examine the emotional tone of mealtimes in order to discover whether this may be the mechanism of the relationship.

AB - This research examined the associations between parents' reports of the quality of their romantic relationships with their partner/spouse, their feeding interactions with their children, and their children's eating behaviours. One hundred and fifty-six married/cohabiting mothers of young children completed self-report measures of their romantic relationship quality, child feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Reports of a less warm, more hostile romantic relationship were associated with children's less adaptive eating behaviours. More hostile relationship quality was also related to greater restriction of their children's food intake. The quality of parents' romantic relationships is associated with parental feeding practices and children's eating behaviours. Further work should examine the emotional tone of mealtimes in order to discover whether this may be the mechanism of the relationship.

KW - parents

KW - child feeding

KW - warmth

KW - eating

KW - romantic relationships

KW - hostility

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DO - 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00212.x

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JO - Maternal and Child Nutrition

JF - Maternal and Child Nutrition

SN - 1740-8695

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