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Parents’ childhood trauma tied to behavior problems in kids

NEW YORK: Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, a U.S. study suggests. Adverse childhood experiences can include witnessing parents fight or go through a divorce, having a parent with a mental illness or substance abuse problem, or suffering from sexual, physical or emotional abuse. These childhood experiences have been linked to what’s known as toxic stress, or wear and tear on the body that leads to physical and mental health…