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Irish children 'are more sociable than UK counterparts'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 11/11/2013. Irish children 'are more sociable than UK counterparts'Tags: Parenting Parenting Kids

Parents in Ireland believe their children are more sociable than their UK counterparts.

This is according to results based on the Growing Up in Ireland study, which have been unveiled at the Psychological Society of Ireland conference in Sligo, the Irish Times reports.

It was demonstrated that parents in Ireland and the UK have different thoughts with regard to their child's ability to cope with life's demands. Indeed, it was shown that Irish parents believe their kids to be more pro-social - a term referring to a person's psychological wellbeing in relation to social interaction.

Carried out by researchers Jennifer Shore and Dr Raegan Murphy from University College Cork, the study also revealed English parents have reported more behavioural difficulties with their children compared to mums and dads in both Ireland and Scotland.

The research involved almost 40,000 children from Ireland and the UK, who were born in 2000 and 2001. 

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