Being supportive to your child can help them be more adaptive to situations

This study aimed to investigate whether cognitive emotion regulation in children varies with parenting style, family type and gender. Toward this end, cognitive emotion regulation and perceived parenting style of 206 school children were measured.

Results showed that children’s cognitive emotion regulation is functionally associated with parenting style, but not with family type and their gender. Amongst the three types of parenting, authoritative parenting was the strongest predictor of overall adaptive emotion regulation while authoritarian parenting was the strongest predictor of overall less adaptive emotion regulation. Permissive parenting has impact on neither adaptive nor less adaptive emotion regulation. The findings have implications for parents, caregivers, child psychologists and other professionals working with children/ adolescents.

So, It means that being more supportive to your child means they will be more likely to properly adapt and control their emotions. Whereas, too much control can render them not being able to control their emotions.


Karim, A.K.M.R., Sharafat, T.,  and Mahmud, A.Y., (2013), COGNITIVE EMOTION REGULATION IN CHILDREN AS RELATED TO THEIR PARENTING STYLE, FAMILY TYPE AND GENDER, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Science 2013, 39 (2), 211-220

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