Since publication of the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family, water-cooler conversations have continued.
The focus: research suggests that children’s academic and emotional well-being is not determined by the time spent with mom. (Link below.) The take-away for many has been “Let go of the guilt, mom.”
But that shortchanges other important conclusions. For example, men feel “working-dad guilt.” Almost half of dads feel they don’t spend enough time with their children.
And another takeaway: time spent with both parents can make a difference in the behavior of teens.
I’m waiting for someone to grab that headline.