London, January 27: A new study has revealed that kids of warring parents have a greater risk of developing long-term mental health problems.
Experts have claimed that youngsters who are exposed to family feuds are likely to have physical problems such as headaches, stomach pains and reduced growth, Sky News reported.
The study, done by relationship charity OnePlusOne, found that destructive conflict, such as sulking, walking away, slamming doors or making children the focus of an argument, put them at greater risk of a range of social, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
The findings have suggested that children react better when their parents can relate to each other more positively during arguments and resolve their conflicts.
Dr Catherine Houlston, co-author of 'Parental Conflict: Outcomes And Interventions For Children And Families' said that conflicts are a normal and necessary part of family life, but how the parents argue matters the most to the kids. (ANI)