Study shows strong maternal bonds help shield teens from abusive relationships

Published November 1, 2019


Best Life reports on a study led by Jennifer Livingston, showing that a mother's warmth and acceptance could prevent teens from entering into abusive relationships. The study, involving 140 teens, is part of ongoing research on the development of the children of alcoholic parents, so half of these teens had at least one parent who was an alcoholic, and it was most often their father. 

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