Are you a strict mum? If yes, than your child will be more successful

Let remember your childhood first.

Were your parents strict while you were growing up?

Did they order you to clean, do your homework and focus on your future every day? Many of us have grown in families with strict parents, especially mothers who made our life a living hell.

The regular irritating and trying to stay on top of you was certainly difficult to bear, but according to experts, strict mothers generally have more successful children. So, even if it was like that in your childhood, you’ll end up thanking your mother for the way she treated you then.

A professor at the University of Essex, Erica Rascon, conducted a study showing that strict mothers have successful children, and vice versa, successful people had highly demanding mothers.

The research analyzed surveys of more than 15 000 children aged 13-14 between 2004 and 2010. According to Rascon, “the measure of the expectations in this study reflects a mixture of aspirations and values about the possibility of access to higher education stated by the majority of parents, in most cases the mother.”

The children whose mothers had high expectations are much more self-assured and safe. The results showed that daughters who had determined and irritating mothers have 4% lower chances of getting pregnant prematurely.

Children who had pushy mothers were also more likely to finish college and get a nice job. It may sound unrealistic, but challenging and authoritarian mothers do have more successful children.

Most children consider strict mothers their true enemy while growing up, but we assure you that it will help you later in life. She may make your life a living hell, but you will end up thanking your mother when you’re an adult.

You will identify and understand all the effort she gave to raise you right, and you will try adopting the same approach for your children.


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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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