Kids with foreign-born mums show more behavioural problems due to more stressors at home: Study

The study cited financial and other stresses that affect parenting in cross-national families here.
The study cited financial and other stresses that affect parenting in cross-national families here.ST ILLUSTRATION: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Children between three and six years old with a foreign-born mother and a father born in Singapore show more behavioural problems compared with their peers whose parents were both born here because of financial and other stresses that affect parenting.

In a recent study, Professor Jean Yeung found that families with a foreign-born mother and a father born here have the lowest monthly per capita family income of $1,580, compared with $2,586 for families with both parents born here.

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