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Over-Reactive Parenting Linked to Negative Emotions and Problem Behavior in Toddlers, Oregon State University Study



2/22/2012 7:16:23 AM

Researchers have found that parents who anger easily and over-react are more likely to have toddlers who act out and become upset easily. The research is an important step in understanding the complex link between genetics and home environment. In the study, researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Social Learning Center, and other institutions collected data in 10 states from 361 families linked through adoption -- and obtained genetic data from birth parents as well as the children.

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