Quality vs. quantity: Study looks at time parents spend with their kids
When it comes to spending time with your children, what’s more important: quality or quantity?
Despite the cultural belief that spending more time with your kids helps them, a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family says that might not be true. The study says the amount of time moms and dads spend with their kids between ages 3 to 11 have a small effect on them.
According to the study, when parents are stressed or tired, mom and dad time can actually be harmful for their children.
When it comes to quality, however, doing things like reading to children, eating dinner, or talking one-on-one to them have positive outcomes.