Plenty of parents strive to leave work at the door before heading home, but it’s not that easy when you have horrible coworkers—and science is backing you up. A new study suggests that rude, disrespectful colleagues can actually influence your parenting style for the worse.
According to research from the American Psychology Association (APA), women who face incivility in the workplace are more likely to be strict and controlling with their children and take on an authoritarian parenting style, which can have negative effects on kids.
“Incivility” could take the form of people who make (or ignore) derogatory comments about you, take credit for your work, blame you for their mistakes, shut you out of team meetings and events or are generally inconsiderate toward you.
Their actions can be so subtle, you might think to just brush it off. “This is a form of mistreatment that many likely dismiss as non-effectual. It’s unpleasant, it’s frustrating, but it may boil down to one seeing a coworker behaving as a jerk,” says…