Summary #906

Teens who have a loving relationship with their mother are less likely to enter abusive relationships
  • By surveying 140 participants of an ongoing study of children of alcoholic parents, researchers discover consequences of bad parent-child relationships.
  • Children who received more love from their mothers were less likely to be part of violent relationships as teenagers, even if their parents argued a lot.
  • These findings suggest the need for a complex approach to solving relationship dysfunction.
  • Parents need to communicate better to teach their kids healthy ways to resolve conflict, and show their children more affection to strengthen their self-esteem.


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