Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed

by ParentCo. April 06, 2016

We studied more than 2,200 mostly well-educated mothers with children ranging from infants to adults, and examined multiple aspects of mothers’ personal wellbeing, parenting and perceptions of their children. Our findings show an inverted-V shape in feelings of stress and depression, with mothers of middle-school children (‘tweens’ aged 11 or 12) consistently faring the most poorly, and mothers of infants and adult children doing the best.
Source: Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed | Aeon Opinions


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