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Why bad relationships can lead to a generation of Mummy’s boys

Mums who are often upset and arguing with their male partners spend more time talking to their infant sons, leading to a rise in a generation of Mummy’s boys.

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Why bad relationships create mummy’s boys

Psychologist Elian Fink and colleagues from the University of Cambridge studied the behaviour of 93 first-time, heterosexual parents and the extent to which they interacted verbally with their seven-month-old infant children.

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Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!