Posted June 29, 2018 11:13:20When a dad is the main source of support for his teenage daughter, she has a difficult time staying calm, according to a new study from the University of Queensland.
The research, which was carried out by the Department of Family Medicine at the university, looked at a range of family situations, including the father’s emotional state.
The findings reveal a common thread: the mother was the primary source of concern for the child, regardless of whether the father was emotionally or physically present.
“We found that the mothers who were in the best shape were more likely to be in the situation of having a tantric intervention,” Dr Andrew MacGregor, a psychologist at the University, said.
“It was not necessarily the mother who had a tantrias, but the dad.”
The research involved more than 1,000 people, who reported their symptoms of a tantra and the response they received.
In the most extreme cases, people reported being hit, pushed or shoved.
“They were not just hitting and screaming,” Dr MacGregore said.
The father and his daughter were the primary sources of supportThe study found that, even if the child was the main support for the mother, they were still in a vulnerable position.
In a typical scenario, a mother would say to the father, “I don’t understand how you can have so much anger and rage in your life.”
The study also found that both parents were more anxious than usual, particularly if the father had been the primary carer for the teenager.
“The dad’s mood was not a good reflection of his ability to care for his daughter,” Dr MacDonald said.
In these cases, the mother would use a range the children’s behaviour, which would also be a concern for other family members.
Dr MacGregors research also found parents with a stressful job or family circumstances were more prone to tantrums.
“If there was stress in the family, then the children would react with a tantratic response, which could also be very damaging,” he said.
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