Study shows sibling feuds linked to worse mental health in children, teens

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371509166&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4099852&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371509166 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Fights between siblings could actually be more serious than some parents think.

A new study in the journal, Pediatrics, shows sibling aggression is linked to significantly worse mental health in children and teens.

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire looked at data from 3,600 children.

They say fights between brothers and sisters can cause the same level of distress as bullying between peers.

The full study can be viewed by clicking this link.

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