A child who grows up in a household that experiences a lot of chaos has more opportunity to become an adult, a Harvard University study has found.
The study found that the child who experienced a lot chaos in childhood is more likely to grow up to be an adult who is less inclined to go through life alone.
The child who was raised by a family with a lot chaotic behavior in childhood was more likely than the child raised in a chaotic household to grow out of that behavior and to develop into a healthy, active person.
The Harvard study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, analyzed data from nearly 3,000 adults from six cities across the United States.
Researchers looked at data from the years 2000 to 2010 and found that people who grew up in families with chaotic behaviors were more likely be depressed and more likely develop major mental health problems.
The researchers also found that chaotic families are associated with higher rates of substance abuse and suicide, among other negative outcomes.
One thing the researchers note is that the researchers were able to identify the kids who had experienced a large amount of chaos, because they were part of a larger sample.
So this is a good starting point, said lead author Christopher M. Bouchard, a professor of psychology and of social psychology at Harvard.
Boulton said the study shows that kids who grow up in households that experience a lot turmoil are at a higher risk for developing mental health issues and substance abuse later in life.
“We know that this is something that is very strongly linked to socioeconomic status,” Boulon said.
The findings could help us understand why certain kinds of families are more likely or less likely to have kids with behavioral problems, Bouchar said.
For example, families with lots of chaotic behavior may have less money to invest in their children, and they may not be able to afford their kids’ schooling or medical care, Boulons research shows.
“In the same way, people who grow into dysfunctional families are much more likely, in general, to be living in a dysfunctional home environment and to have high rates of stress,” Bouchards research showed.
The research also found a connection between the way people are raised and their risk for mental health disorders.
“One of the reasons we have these types of studies is that we can get very detailed information on what happens to children in families that are dysfunctional,” Bouthard said.
Bouthart said his research has shown that people with chaotic behavior tend to have higher rates and to be more likely at some point to be depressed or to have mental health conditions.
The family that is most likely to become a child with a serious mental health issue in the future is the one that has the most chaotic and chaotic environments, Bouthar said, adding that the study does not suggest that children raised in chaotic families have more behavioral problems.
He added that children who grow out a chaotic family may not experience the same levels of social and emotional maturity as children who are raised in more stable, well-ordered families.
The University of Michigan is looking for more researchers to take part in the study, which is expected to take two years.
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