Teens who have a loving relationship with their mother are less likely to enter abusive relationshipsbuffalo.edu
- 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.