This is true that parents’ behavior matters to the health of their child. If the parents are mentally ill or sick this will effect on the health of their child. This has also been proved by the recent research. If the mother is not mentally normal this will not let her child grow or develop because a child understands all the behaviors of its parents.
Anne Lise Kvalevaag, leading researcher and a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway, said
“The results of this study point to the fact that the father’s mental health represents a risk factor for child development, whereas the traditional view has been that this risk in large is represented by the mother. The father’s mental health should therefore be addressed both in research and clinical practice.”
When the child is 3 years old it picks the mother’s behavior, attitude, emotionally involvement and mental condition. This depends on the growth and health of a child a lot because if they will see a positive atmosphere they will grow up quickly. If the mother gets emotionally involve on her child and show her concern the child will surely be very close and feel comfortable with the mother. That is why the behavior of parents depends on the child’s health.
“If a father is highly distressed, that could affect the mom’s secretion of hormones during pregnancy, it could affect her sleep, her own mental status,” said Daniel Armstrong, professor of pediatrics and director of the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Armstrong said. “When mom comes in for appointments, we should at least be raising the question of how dad’s doing. That’s probably a question that’s never asked.”
“This study gives a more complete picture. When we talk about preventative mental health and preventing these things in the kids, we really need resources there at the prenatal stage for both the mother and the father.