Sociology Quality of mom's time, not quantity, most important in early infant development

Discussion in 'Sociology' started by mscbkc070904, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    I guess that sort of squashes that urban legend that employed mothers of young children tend to have that seperation/distant relationship syndrome.

  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Heavy sigh of relief ensues. I don't know a mother, regardless of whether she is working or not, who doesn't worry if she spends enough time with her kids.

    I had parents who subscribed to Dr. Spock's theory of "love 'em, feed 'em and leave 'em alone." We always knew we were loved and we did a great deal as a family, but from sun up til sun down - we did "kid" things. None of this scheduling of playdates or group activities. This study appears to reinforce Spock's theory that if a child feels loved and cared for that you do not need to be a constant presence in their day. At least that's my take on it.