New York– Besides economic resources, parents’ autonomy in the workplace can help boost the health of their children, suggests a research.
While it was long known that sick children can affect a company’s bottom line, less is known about the impact a parent’s work life has on their children’s health.
The researchers, from the University of Houston in the US, looked at the so-called “self-regulatory resources”, or the amount of self-control parents bring to parenting, including the ability to act in a more reflective manner.
“If a parent has too many stressors, it reduces your self-control,” said Christiane Spitzmueller, Professor.
Parental self-control was linked to better health outcomes for children. In other words, how we parent when we experience high levels of stress is probably fundamentally different from how…
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