Location: Children's Nutrition Research CenterTitle: Parental influences on children's self-regulation of energy intake: Insights from developmental literature on emotion regulation Author
Submitted to: Journal of Obesity
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/11/2012
Publication Date: 3/28/2012
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.