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Enemies Good for Kids?

Enemies can be good for a child’s growth, say researchers.

Almost everyone picks up a tormentor or two while growing up, and until lately psychological researchers have ignored such relationships — assuming them to be little more than the opposite of friendship.

Yet new research suggests that as threatening as they may feel, antagonistic relationships can often enhance social and emotional development more than they impede it.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW