What the studies say about children of working moms

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What the studies say about children of working moms

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If you're worried that your kids won't turn out okay because you work, please relax. Recent studies show that, although working mother's of young children score slightly lower on cognitive tests, factors like moms more likely to seek high-quality childcare and displaying greater responsiveness to their kid, offset this risk. While the adult kids say that they sometimes felt neglected or embarrassed that other moms were around all the time and theirs worked, their moms were always there for them when they always needed them. The adult kids also told us their moms modeled a strong independence and it worked so well for them. Still, working moms can get stressed. This can affect kids who stress is escalating these days anyway. So working moms need to figure out ways to manage their own stress, and help children develop tools to deal with their own.

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Working Mother Magazine Executive Editor

As Working Mother magazine’s Executive Editor, Barbara Turvett is integrally involved in the magazine’s editorial viewpoint and planning. She oversees and edits women’s, family and work life content, top edits the entire magazine and also contributes to workingmother.com. Barbara has specialized in parenting, women’s health and education topics throughout her career. She has written and edited for many national publications and websites, among them Parenting, Parents, Family Circle, Weight Watchers, Child, McCall’s, Sesame Street Parents, Healthy Kids, Men’s Fitness and American Baby magazines. Barbara has edited two award-winning early childhood education books, and she has written a health book and edited several cookbooks for Weight Watchers Publishing Group. Prior to life in publishing, she was an actress and singer and performed in film, theatre and nightclubs. Barbara enjoys life in New York City with her husband, teenage daughter and pet cockatiel.

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