A new study has found out that children who have been exposed to violence in their home at a very young age tend to become very violent and aggressive later on in life.
Megan Holmes, assistant professor of social work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland said, "People may think children that young are passive and unaware, but they pay attention to what's happening around them."
Holmes conducted a study on the behavior of 107 children who were exposed to intimate partner violence. The result of the study was compared to 339 children who were never exposed to violence.
What Holmes could make out from the study was that children who were exposed to violence became very aggressive as they grew up. The more they were exposed to violence the more aggressive they became in their adulthood.
The findings were published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.