Positive parenting linked to less aggression in young women

August 5, 2008 1:54:40 PM PDT
Positive parenting can help ease aggression in adolescent girls who go through puberty early, according to a study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The study also found, on the other hand, precocious teen girls who's parents don't nurture them, communicate with them or keep track of their activities are more likely to display aggressive behavior.

The study looked at 11-year-old girls and their parents. It found parental nurturing may decrease a girls susceptibility to negative peer influence, help girls develop better coping skills and diffuse negative emotions that might otherwise manifest as aggression.


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