Parent-child Bonds Affect Your Mid-life Health

Parent-child Bonds Affect Your Mid-life Health


23rd September: Parent-child bonds affect your mid-life health, say the findings of a latest study.

Yes, that is quite true.

Parent-child Bonds Affect Your Mid-life HealthParent-child bonds affect your mid-life health—Parent-child bonds affect your mid-life health, This has been revealed by the findings of a latest study. Presence of abuse or lack of good relations with parents can affect your health and your well-being during mid-life.

On the other hand, growing up in a well-off home may have a great effect on the physical health of a child, the study findings further maintain.

As per the researchers Assistant Professor Matthew A. Andersson at Baylor University, Texas, US, good parent-child bonds might be essential for enforcing eating, sleeping and activity routines.

Impact of strained parent-child relationships—Well, the study has maintained that meals might be less co-ordinated in case parent-child relationships are abusive or strained. In such a scenario, children are quite likely to opt for high-fat or sugary foods like snacks in place of proper meals.

Irregular activity, sleep routines too—Strained parent-child bonds could further lead to irregular activity and sleep routines. So, children could be restricted from developing healthy lifestyles as well as emotional and social skills for successful ageing.

Anderson further stated that good parent-child bonds in economically weak homes may promote health. However, they may not reduce the bad effect of low socio-economic status as the children grow and age.

Parents with less education force obedience—Parents with lower levels of education and lesser financial advantages often force or threaten obedience. They seldom have constructive talk with their children. This could lesson warm relations between parents and children, the study indicated.

Lower levels of parental affection or mistreatment have a strong connection with inflammation or disease rates among children after becoming adults. Socio-economic advantage during childhood does not seem to offer any protection to children against major chronic disease without adequate quality of parent-child relationship, the study shows.

The study defined good health at mid-life as being free from 28 probable conditions. These include circulatory/respiratory disease, cancer, endocrine diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, nervous system diseases, digestive and skin disease and musculo-skeletal conditions.

The study shows that abuse during childhood continued to reduce any protection against disease when linked to childhood socio-economic advantage.