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Family & Relationships Parents! Quality Time With Kids Trumps Quantity, Says Study

03:21  23 may  2018
03:21  23 may  2018 Source:   yourtango.com

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In new study , quality parenting trumps quantity . In fact, it appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 and 11 has virtually no relationship to how children turn out, and a minimal effect on adolescents, according to the first large-scale longitudinal study of

But according to a new study , it's not about quantity when it comes to time spent with your kids , it's quality ! "In an ideal world, this study would alleviate parents ' guilt about the amount of time they spend," says Melissa Milkie, a sociologist at the University of Toronto and one of the report’s authors

Parents! Quality Time With Kids Trumps Quantity, Says Science© Provided by NewsCred Parents! Quality Time With Kids Trumps Quantity, Says Science If you really think about it Americans like to guilt-trip parents a lot. Our society makes parents feel like they should want to spend every waking moment with their kids. We tell them "they won't be that age for long" to implore them to take every opportunity to be with their mini-humans. But according to a new study, it's not about quantity when it comes to time spent with your kids, it's quality!

A study published in Journal of Marriage and Family found that the amount of time spent with children between the ages 3 and 11 have no affect on how they will eventually turn out.

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How much time should you spend with your kids ? Find out why a new study says it doesn't really matter. The study , published in the Journal of Family and Marriage, found that the amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 to 11 has virtually no effect on how they turn out

As parents and caregivers, we can make choices to ensure time spent with our children is But have no despair! A recent study in the Journal of Marriage and Family questions the impact the Children need high- quality time with parents and caregivers—that is what is most beneficial to children and

And if you're spending time with your kids when you're stressed, sleep-deprived, guilty, or anxious — then that time with them is actually harmful!

"When mothers are stressed because of the juggling with work and trying to find time with kids, they may actually be affecting their kids poorly," co-author Kei Nomaguchi, a sociologist at Bowling Green State University tells Washington Post.

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So what exactly is considered as "quality time"? Things like reading to a child, having meals together, talking with them and having one-on-one time have much more positive affects on kids.

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Spending time with children is important for their holistic growth. A study reveals that spending quality time with kids trumps quantity . Effects of Spending Time with Kids Conventional wisdom states that the more parents spend time with their kids , the greater its positive effects on young children.

The study did acknowledge throughout the assumption that quantity of time is crucial. While this study didn’t examine quality of time spent together, says Denny, plenty of others already have, finding important links between parents and kids doing everything from reading to dining together.

"In an ideal world, this study would alleviate parents' guilt about the amount of time they spend," says Melissa Milkie, a sociologist at the University of Toronto and one of the report’s authors, "and show instead what's really important for kids."

So if you have a particularly demanding job, don't beat yourself up about working long days and nights. Just make sure when you ARE around that you're making the most out of your time with the little nuggets.

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