Study finds a bidirectional relationship between children's hyperactivity and harsh parenting

Study finds a bidirectional relationship between children’s hyperactivity and harsh parenting

What came first: harsh parenting techniques or conduct problems in children? This can seem like a chicken and egg problem. A new study published in Child Development finds that there is a reciprocal relationship between parenting style and child behaviors, suggesting that altering parenting behavior could greatly help children with socioemotional difficulties. Having socioemotional behaviors …

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