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Quality of relationship with parents – impact on children over time

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Good relationship with parents lead to children’s improvement in:

  1. relationships with others

  2. mood

  3. ability to cope with fear

  4. employ-ability

  5. physical health over time

Poor relationship with parents lead to children’s:

  1. tendency to sabotage relationships

  2. feelings of neglect

  3. alienation from others

  4. experiencing rejection and distress producing isolation leading to further distress and poor health

These results are statistically significant from the thesis: The connection between object relations, social support, social adjustment, and health (Harvard, 1996)

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