Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity. - The Washington Post
by Parent Co.March 30, 2015
“I could literally show you 20 charts, and 19 of them would show no relationship between the amount of parents’ time and children’s outcomes. .?.?. Nada. Zippo,” said Melissa Milkie, a sociologist at the University of Toronto and one of the report’s authors.
"That’s not to say that parent time isn’t important. Plenty of studies have shown links between quality parent time — such as reading to a child, sharing meals, talking with them or otherwise engaging with them one-on-one — and positive outcomes for kids. The same is true for parents’ warmth and sensitivity toward their children. It’s just that the quantity of time doesn’t appear to matter."
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