In turn, living under the custody of one's natural father is linked as well toproblems for both male and female adolescents . For instance,adolescents living with their fathers adjust more poorly than youth living in otherarrangements (e.g., with their mothers), a reaction that seems to be due to the closenessthey have with, and the monitoring provided by, the parent with whom they are living. On the other hand, living with a stepfather,as compared to living with a stepmother, is associated with more positive self esteemamong both male and female adolescents .


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