Study: Parents' Relationships Shape Kids' Dating Habits If you have a happy marriage, you might let your kids date more. If you have a bad marriage, you might keep your teenagers closer to home. A new study links parents' satisfaction in their own relationships to the dating rules they set for their children.
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Study: Parents' Relationships Shape Kids' Dating Habits

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Study: Parents' Relationships Shape Kids' Dating Habits

Study: Parents' Relationships Shape Kids' Dating Habits

Study: Parents' Relationships Shape Kids' Dating Habits

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If you have a happy marriage, you might let your kids date more. If you have a bad marriage, you may keep your teenagers closer to home. A new study links parents' satisfaction in their own relationships to the dating rules they set for their children.

Alex Cohen talks to Stephanie Madsen, lead author of the study and professor of psychology at McDaniel College, about what that link says about parents.