Kids With Step-Siblings

Kids With Step-Siblings More Apt to Be Aggressive
New research establishes a link, but questions remain over why.Kids with step- or half-siblings are more likely to behave aggressively than those who don’t have this added complexity in their family structure, researchers at the University of Michigan report in the journal Demography. They studied about 6,500 children and their families from across the country in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, asking the primary parent (most often the biological mother) of each young child (under the age of 5) about frequency of things such as temper tantrums, physical aggression, shows of anger, and destruction of personal property. It turns out that Read on

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