"Mothers who display high levels of conflict with friends may signal to their children that such behavior is acceptable, or even normative in friendships," according to Gary C. Glick, a doctoral candidate at MU.
This makes perfect sense--and it made me think about my parents, their friendships, my relationships, and my still very young kids.
At first, what struck me about the study is how little it seemed to apply to my own life. As a kid, my mom was always pretty quiet, very pleasant and generally kept to herself. It was the '70s and then the '80s; she had several good friends, but in all my life I've still never, ever, not even once heard her so muchRead More »from How Your Friendships Can Affect Your Children