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Some 'terrible twos' behaviors may suggest later problems

Leslie Leve

A new study, published online April 8 ahead of print in the American Journal of Psychiatry, offers help to parents by identifying clues that suggest a child's early shenanigans may be warning signs of trouble later in life. It also points toward a source of early problems.

“The really exciting take-home message from this study is that small, day-to-day positive interactions that parents have with their young children can make a huge difference in children’s development," said the UO's Leslie Leve, a co-author on the study and a professor in the College of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services.

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