Yes, Despite What A Recent Study Says, It Does Matter How Much Time You Spend With Your Kids

Here’s how a recent Washington Post article described the results of a new study:

In fact, it appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 and 11 has virtually no relationship to how children turn out, and a minimal effect on adolescents, according to the first large-scale longitudinal study of parent time to be published in April in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The finding includes children’s academic achievement, behavior and emotional well-being.

Fortunately, a subsequent New York Times piece, Yes, Your Time as a Parent Does Make a Difference, made mincemeat of the research….

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