Kidding Around

17 Apr 2002 /

Parents who joke in a light-hearted fashion during tense or stressful situations may make their children feel more comfortable and accepted, less anxious, and more willing to communicate in a positive manner.

This is according to a study done at Arizona State University.

My kid’s reaction: “Go, Arizona State! If USC [where I went to school] is so great, why didn’t they figure that out?”

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