It's quality time that matters with kids, not quantity



Working moms, stop beating yourselves up. The amount of time mothers spend with their kids ages 3-11 has almost no effect on how kids turn out and very little effect on teenagers, according to a study out this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family. 

There’s a widespread belief we’re not spending enough time with our kids. We’re actually spending more time with our kids today than moms did in the 1970s. It’s not that time with mom or dad doesn’t matter. Other studies have shown quality time is important. But this large-scale longitudinal study concludes that the quantity isn’t so important.  

What is? Mom’s education and the family income had more of an effect on how well kids’ performed in math and reading. Read more about it here

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