Amy E. Root (Department of Learning Sciences & Human Development, West Virginia University)
Katie E. Rasmussen (Department of Learning Sciences & Human Development, West Virginia University)
- Parenting dissatisfaction is negatively associated with mothers' supportive reactions to happiness.
- Mothers who reported the highest levels of dissatisfaction in their relationship with their children and had children who exhibited low levels of inhibition reported the lowest levels of supportive responses to their children's fear.
- Mothers reported more non-supportive reactions to boys' display of fear, anger, and happiness than girls' display of the same emotions.