Mothers often get blamed for the way their children turn out, and a new study gives additional weight to that accusation.
Research from the United Kingdom shows that the way mothers talk to their children at a young age influences their social skills later in childhood.
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But social understanding does not guarantee good behavior, the authors said. Children who showed the most sophisticated social skills in this study also behaved the most negatively toward their mothers in the team task of steering a model car around a race track. This suggests that social understanding isn't everything and must be used in beneficial ways, Yuill said.