Good parent-child ties can prevent a child from becoming a bully or a victim, study finds

A secure parent-child relationship can be characterised as one where a child in distress knows he will be readily comforted by his parent. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE – Want to reduce the likelihood of your child being bullied or becoming a bully? It all starts with a good parent-child relationship, a new study finds.

Upper-primary pupils with a more secure parent-child attachment reported being involved in fewer bullying behaviours, either as victims or as bullies, found a study led by Assistant Professor Cheung Hoi Shan of Yale-NUS College.

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