Time with kids counts

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.



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