Daughters of nagging moms grow up to be more successful, study says
It is never easy to be a parent, especially a mother!
It is the mother who has to take the daily grind of all unpleasant tasks, like reminding the kids to do their homework, come home early, or clean their rooms—the list doesn’t end here…
So, it makes perfect sense when a mom feels like all she does is nag. But, though it might feel bad, new research says that nagging moms have more successful daughters.
Researchers in the United Kingdom followed more than fifteen thousand girls, aged from 13 to 14, for about 6 years between 2004 to 2010.
They found that nagging moms set high standards for their daughters which reduces the risk of teen pregnancy as well as the associated difficulties.
For instance, it becomes really difficult for teens with children to graduate from high school.
Nagged girls are less likely to become unemployed and more likely to pursue their education, even after high school.
The study, carried out by the University of Essex, showed that the least academic teenagers, who often lack supporting teachers and/or friends, displayed the greatest differences.
Researcher Ericka Rascon-Ramirez said, “In many cases, we succeeded in doing what we believed was more convenient for us, even when this was against our parents’ will.”
“But no matter how hard we tried to avoid our parents’ recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing, in a more subtle manner, choices that we had considered extremely personal,” Ericka continued.
The most dedicated parent is also the most influencing one as well, and most of the time it is the mother.
So, if your daughter doesn’t listen to you or slams the door right in your face, there is a great chance that she will be positively affected by your continuous nagging.
If you are a nagging mom, rest easy. Your daughter may take you for the worst person in the world but she will definitely thank you later after succeeding in her life.
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