Hate bright lights or loud noises? It could affect how you parent your kids

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Parents who are more sensitive to things such as loud noises, bright lights or other people's emotions are more likely to adopt less-than-optimal parenting styles, according to Australian research. The study found that parents who are more sensitive to internal and external sensory information, such as loud noises, are more likely to respond to their kids by being either rigid and strict, or completely swinging the other way and letting their child ‘get away’ with it. The researchers say helping parents identify their sensory styles and learn ways of coping could improve their parenting.

Journal/conference: PLOS ONE

Organisation/s: The University of Queensland

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