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Study: A Home With a Mom and a Dad Improves Boys' Behavior in School

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January 9, 2012

An analysis of 20 years' worth of school suspension rates nationwide shows that the greatest influence on boys' behavior at school is not the type of school they attend or the teacher they have, but the type of home in which they're being raised, according to WORLD News Service. Researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that boys in intact homes with both parents had the least behavioral problems and school suspensions, while boys being raised by single mothers had the most. This was not found to be the case among girls, however. "This supports over three decades of consistent research showing that kids who grow up in a home with their married parents tend to do better in all measures of educational attainment than their peers being raised in single, divorced and cohabitating-parent homes," said Glenn T. Stanton of Focus on the Family. "This is true from everything from grade-point average, behavioral issues, high school graduation and going on to graduate from college."