Study: Parents may transmit suppressed stress to children

Researchers analyzed 107 parent-child dyads and found that dyads in which parents suppressed feelings of stress had less engagement and less warmth during an interaction with their children, compared with controls who did not suppress their emotions. The findings, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, also found that children whose mothers suppressed feelings of stress showed more signs of external and physiological stress, while fathers did not transfer measurable feelings of stress to children.

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