For many years working mothers have been stressed out because of the stereotypes claiming that their kids don’t get enough of love, care, and attention. It’s tough indeed to balance parenting and a career, but should you really worry if you work and you don’t spend as much time with your kids as you want? Good news: science says kids of working moms turn out to be just as happy as those whose mothers stayed at home full-time, and quite often they are more successful in their adult life.
Kids of working moms don’t suffer and they’re just as happy as their peers.
This has happened to many working moms: your child wants to play and cuddle with you for another minute in the morning, and you kiss them good-bye and leave for work. Guilt, social disapproval, and doubting their own parenting skills are things that working moms have been struggling with for ages.
But the study, carried out by Professor Kathleen McGinn from Harvard Business School, shows that having an employed mom doesn’t actually affect children’s happiness. Both sons and daughters of working moms are happy as kids and as adults, and they often benefit from having a mom who has a job.