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  • Positive parenting won’t make up for yelling, insulting

    Reuters - 12/02/2013

    Past research has linked verbally aggressive parenting to changes in children’s brain development and to personality disorders later in life, researchers led by Ann Polcari write in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.

    Polcari, from Northeastern University in Boston, and her colleagues wanted to see whether also receiving affection from parents would lessen those impacts.

    Their study included about 2,500 young people, ages 18 to 25. They each took a series of online surveys as part of being screened for in-person tests and interviews for other research.