Link – Strong Parent-Child Bond Can Help Kids Thrive Despite Poverty

Children from all backgrounds do better when they have involved parents, this study shows that truth among poor families, but I have no doubt you’d find the same truth everywhere.

And abusers have a much harder time isolating kids with involved parents too.

“The good news is that parents who struggle financially are still finding ways to have the kinds of interactions with their children that help them to develop socially and emotionally, despite the many external stressors competing for their attention,” said co-author Yang Jiang, Ph.D., who led data analysis.


“Since we know that children do better when their families do better, it’s important that advocates and policymakers bolster families’ efforts by supporting policies and programs that help parents develop strong connections with their children.”

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