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                     Research on Parenting Best Practices

We intuitively know that the way parents treat their children while they are young will impact how they “turn out” as adults.
When children have a chronic illness, the family environment is a primary determining factor in how well they will do (both physically and emotionally) in the long run. 
There is a growing amount of research that shows that certain parenting responses work better than others- particularly when a child has a chronic medical issue like CF.
Here are some research articles that discuss the important relationship between parenting styles, medical adherence and quality of life. Please be patient when you click on the links- some might take a moment to open. 

  Research Sources for "Parenting the Love and Logic Way"
  How Does the Role of the Family Affect Physical Health?
  The Long-Term Affects of Parenting Styles on Children: A Review of the Research
  General Research References for Authoritative Parenting Style
  Parenting Styles Defined
  Maternal Parenting Style and Adjustment in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  Parenting Styles, Regimen Adherence, and Glycemix Control in 4- to-10 year old Children with Diabetes
  Self- Efficacy (What it is and Why it Matters)
  The Effects of Prematurity on Development
  Research Papers on the Effects of Love and Logic on Parents, Educators and Children