60% Of mothers are criticized for how their children are raised
Research by the University of Michigan showed that six out of 10 mothers have already experienced some kind of criticism of how they educate, nurture and nurture their children. According to the scientists' analysis, such comments hurt more than helping mothers.
475 American women, with children ages 0-5, participated. Among the interviewees, 37% of them reported being criticized mainly by their own parents, and secondly, 36% of them reported their in-laws and husbands. The third place was for the sister-in-law and brother-in-law (31%). The main issues that generate criticism for mothers are: discipline (70%), nutrition (52%), sleep (52%), and nutrition (52%). 46%), breastfeeding and bottle feeding (39%) and safety (20%). Among mothers, 42% of them felt insecurities with the comments, which led them to consult specialists seeking to reaffirm their decisions regarding their children. Avoiding the relative knockout in question was an attitude taken by 50% of respondents.
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In December 2011, a bill was passed that prohibits parents from hitting their children. Even so, there are families who hold the question if this is not the best way to teach their children. A study published in the journal Pediatrics however, showed that children who are caught may be at greater risk of developing mental problems in adult life than those who do not suffer physical punishment.