Pittman blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, examining questions related to how living in a grandparent-headed household influences a child’s well-being.
“While many children in grandparent-headed households may do fine, children living with grandparents are at risk for having more psychological problems than those living with traditional two-parent families,” Pittman says. “This is probably because of the negative circumstances that led to the household formation, for example poverty, adolescent parents or child maltreatment.”
Pittman goes on to suggest how schools and counselors can assist these families.
NIU psychology professors are regular Psychology Today contributors. They’ve been blogging monthly on the site for more than a year.
Other blog entries have included:
- “Parenting a child with autism: resisting pressure, finding success”
- “Love 2.0, Actually, Is All Around”
- “More study needed on possible role of pot in psychotherapy”
- “Women Helping Women in the Workplace – Or Not?”
- “Demonstrating how subtle features of language might influence juror decisions”
- “Why exercise boosts both body and mind”
- “The Science Behind the New Year’s Resolution”
- “Too Tired for Good Behavior?”
- “When Does Teasing Go Too Far?”
- “How Old Are You? On the Job, It’s Not So Obvious”
- “Why Do Some Kids Cyberbully Others?”