Survey proves nagging mums have kids who are more successful in life – it’s a fact!
All that moaning is worth it!
By Frances Sheen
May 20 2019
Good news, if you had a nagging mum or YOU are a nagging mum!
A study from the University of Essex in the UK has proved that girls who have mothers who push and set very high standards for them are more likely to find success in life – both in their career and their personal life.
Researchers found that girls whose mums had very high expectations of their behaviour were more likely to go to university, earn a large salary and end up with successful partners. They were also less likely to become teen mums.
Does that make all those hours on the phone with your mum worth it? Or make up for all the times you’ve asked your own daughter to put her shoes on?
No, we’re not sure either…
The study which gathered data from more than 15,500 students showed that a parent’s high expectations affected girls choices in life EVEN if it appeared they weren’t listening to their mum when she started moaning…
Ericka Rascon-Ramirez who led the ground-breaking study revealed, “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…choices.”
So what does this mean about how you behave towards your own kids?
Well, the fact that the study concluded that “parents with high expectations can reduce a teenager’s chance of becoming pregnant by 4% compared to parents with ‘middling aspirations’ is probably reason enough to keep telling your daughter to pick up her toys!