Cold-parenting can have really bad consequences. New research from Loma Linda University Health, early-life stress and unsupportive (cold) parenting methods can have negative implications to your children over the long term.

The study revealed that the telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of DNA strands, of people who considered their mothers' parenting style as "cold" were 25% smaller compared to the telomeres of the participants whose mother had a parenting style described as "warm".

According to the study, "The association with parenting style was greatest among those with less education, and those who stayed overweight/obese or put on weight during follow-up, suggesting both higher education and normal BMI may provide some resilience against cold parenting and cellular aging."

Picture: First steps, by Vincent van Gogh, after Millet (Wikipedia, w/Effects)