Scientists from the universities of Sussex, Belfast and Leeds interviewed 409 children aged 11 to 19 years. All the volunteers were born and brought up in poor families. Scientists asked how children cope with stress and emotions. Account of, and relationships with peers.
Boys in most cases had one best friend with whom they could share my soul. Girls, by contrast, often preferred drugs, alcohol and questionable companies. When considering the averages of all boys and girls usually had one close friend, writes The Daily Mail.
An important role has provided psychological support of the family. The availability of support and understanding from loved ones helped the children to settle and find their place in society. Therefore, scientists point to the benefit of such relations. It is important not the number of friends, and the degree of closeness with them.