Coping style may contribute to stress in parents of preemies

March 20, 2015 7:54 PM

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(Reuters Health) - - Preemies often have lasting health issues and their parents often feel stressed, but a new study suggests parents might stay calmer if they had support in figuring out ways to deal with the behavioral challenges of these youngsters.

Parents of seven-year-olds who were born very preterm – seven or more weeks early - felt much more stressed than those with full-term children when the kids were acting out. But parents who used more constructive problem-solving for outbursts stayed calmer than their counterparts who used avoidance ...

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