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Family Types Related to Behavior Problems in School
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A a recent study suggests that unhealthy family relationships can lead to a host of specific difficulties for children during their early years of school. 

The three-year study, published July 15 in Child Development, examines relationship patterns in 234 families with six-year-old children. The research team identified three distinct family profiles: one happy, termed cohesive, and two unhappy, termed disengaged and enmeshed.

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