Marital Strife Interferes with Parent-Child Bond

By RICK NAUERT PHD

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New research finds that marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent’s bond with their children.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers discovered dads, in particular, let conflict adversely impact relationships with children, while moms compartmentalize marital conflict after first day.

Investigators found that children suffer consequences, too, when mom and dad argue or have tension in their relationship.

Dads, in particular, let the negative emotions and tension from their marriage spill over and harm the bond they have with their child, says a new study’s lead author, psychologist Chrystyna D. Kouros.

Click here to read the article at Psych Central.