Economic Recession, Gene Associated With Harsh Parenting From Moms.

On its website, NBC News (8/6, Linn) reports that according to a study published online Aug. 5 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some mothers “reacted to the recession that ran from 2007 to 2009 by yelling at their kids more, and perhaps even doing more physically aggressive things like grabbing or spanking their children.” Interestingly, harsh parenting was not limited to those mothers who had been personally affected by the recession. Instead, the study found that overall, certain “moms became harsher parents once the general economy started to deteriorate.”

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— “The Great Recession made some moms scream at their kids more, “Allison Linn, NBC News, August 5, 2013.

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