Yes, Your Time as a Parent Does Make a Difference - NYTimes.com

by ParentCo. April 04, 2015

The claim that parenting time doesn’t matter is the bottom line of a single recent study by a team of sociologists who suggest that child outcomes are barely correlated with the time that parents spend with their children. "This nonfinding largely reflects the failure of the authors to accurately measure parental input. In particular, the study does not measure how much time parents typically spend with their children. Instead, it measures how much time each parent spends with children on only two particular days — one a weekday and the other a weekend day." "I understand why so many of us might seize on studies suggesting that we should take more time for ourselves. " Read the rest: Yes, Your Time as a Parent Does Make a Difference - NYTimes.com.


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