A new research found that girls who get bullied by their friends can be prevented from negative behavioral outcomes with the help of their mothers' affection, as compared to boys.

The research conducted by the researchers of University of Michigan explained that parental factors like their behaviours towards the child, family conflicts and physical and verbal aggression mitigate the impact of adverse peer relationships.

Grace Yang, study's lead author said that children who developed hostile and distrustful relationships with their parents due to low parental warmth and responsiveness might adopt similar patterns of negative expectations when engaging with peers, as a result of their greater fear and anxiety.

Read the full article "Bullied girls benefit more from mother's affection than boys" at the Business Standard.