Children who are raised in a loving and supportive environment are more likely to behave in a loving and supportive way as adults. In the same way, children raised in a negative or hostile environment are more likely to experience similar environments as adults. Syeda Shamama-tus-Sabah tested whether or not the same principles apply to acoustic and physical chaos in a recent study at the University of Pakistan. Shamama-tus-Sabah reviewed parent and teacher reports on over 150 children aged eight to eleven, all with educated mothers. The findings were that children growing up without structure and routine, or in chaotic environments, are more likely to have depressive symptoms.
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