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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY Title: Parental influences on children's self-regulation of energy intake: Insights from developmental literature on emotion regulation

Authors
item Frankel, Leslie -
item Hughes, Sheryl -
item O'Connor, Teresia -
item Power, Thomas -
item Fisher, Jennifer -
item Hazen, Nancy -

Submitted to: Journal of Obesity
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: January 11, 2012
Publication Date: March 28, 2012
Citation: Frankel, L.A., Hughes, S.O., O'Connor, T.M., Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., Hazen, N.L. 2012. Parental influences on children's self-regulation of energy intake: Insights from developmental literature on emotion regulation. Journal of Obesity. 2012:Article 327259.

Technical Abstract: This article examines the role of parents in the development of children's self-regulation of energy intake. Various paths of parental influence are offered based on the literature on parental influences on children's emotion self-regulation. The parental paths include modeling, responses to children's behavior, assistance in helping children self-regulate, and motivating children through rewards and punishments. Additionally, sources of variation in parental influences on regulation are examined, including parenting style, child temperament, and child-parent attachment security. Parallels in the nature of parents' role in socializing children's regulation of emotions and energy intake are examined. Implications for future research are discussed.

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