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Fomby finds living with step- or half-siblings linked to higher aggression among 5 year olds

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"Aggressive behavior more common in children with half- and step-siblings" - Michigan News. 01/26/2016.

Today, about 1 in 6 US children live with step- or half-siblings at age 4. Paula Fomby and colleagues studied the frequency of aggressive behaviors - tantrums, physical aggression, property destruction, etc. - among kindergarten students. They found that children living with step- or half-siblings had more of these behaviors than their peers whose parents had the same union status but whose households didn't include step/half-siblings. Fomby says potential explanations for this difference include an uneven distribution of materials and emotional resources across children in these households, as well as the absence of one parent.

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More Media Coverage:

Child and Family Blog. Young Children Living with Half- or Step-Siblings Show More Aggressive Behavior. 1/25/2016.

Medical Xpress. Aggressive behavior more common in children with half- and step-siblings. 1/27/2016.

Quartz. Kids with step-siblings are more aggressive, research says. 2/9/2016.

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