2. The Impacts of Parental Negativity on Children

Multiple studies have researched the effects that parental negativity can have on children. A negative home environment in a child's first three years is linked to developmental issues as he or she grows. One study found that a mother's negativity, specifically, influenced children's negative emotionality in middle childhood. This could be linked to a shared negative environment. It is well-documented that children adopt many of the characteristics of their parents through environmental factors, both positive and negative.

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