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Toddler Tantrums on a Flight

Last updated 7th June 2017

Toddler throwing a tantrum? New research finds that this may be the result of genetics, not your child’s environment.

New research on those tantrums 

Next time your toddler throws a wobbly on a flight, take solace from new research that suggests tantrums are down to genetics, not your woeful parenting skills. Researchers at the University of Montreal looked at the behaviour of 667 pairs of identical and non-identical twins between the ages of nearly two and four. They then compared the results, taking into account shared or different environmental factors and genetics. The results found that neither role models nor the children’s environment acted as the catalyst for aggressive behaviour, and that genes played a significant role. 

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