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2012-10-24 23:56:01

Parents consistently overestimate their children´s optimism and downplay their worries, according to new research by psychologists at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. The findings suggest that secondhand evaluations by parents or other adults of children´s emotional well-being need to be treated with caution. Many psychologists and researchers have long held that children under the age of seven cannot accurately report how they feel, said Kristin...