"Shannon Lipscomb and colleagues tracked 358 two-parent families for more than 18 months, evaluating young children when they were 9-, 18-, and 27-months old. The researchers also tried to measure the parents’ reactions to stress. They did this by asking each parent to rate his agreement with statements about his partner, statements like:
“When my child misbehaves, my partner raises his voice or yells…”
When the researchers analyzed the results, a pattern emerged. The kids who showed the least self-control at 27 months were the kids who’d been unusually moody as infants. They had shown more negative emotionality at 9 months, and their emotional problems often got worse over time."
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