Why Girls’ Night is Cru­cial How time with your girl­friends can ben­e­fit your chil­dren

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You need it for more than vent­ing about your MIL – your net­work of friends can also help you have a stronger re­la­tion­ship with your chil­dren, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study pub­lished in the jour­nal Fam­ily Process. ‘So­cial sup­port may re­duce stress, calm you down and help you man­age your emo­tions, which can re­sult in more pos­i­tive in­ter­ac­tions with your kids,’ says study coau­thor Dr Melissa Lip­pold.

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