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Do Working Moms Raise Healthier Kids? | Care2 Healthy Living: Lissa Rankin discusses a recent study which shows

Do Working Moms Raise Healthier Kids? | Care2 Healthy Living: Lissa Rankin discusses a recent study which shows

If you’re a working mother like me, you may have noticed a few raised eyebrows from time to time. I was only five weeks postpartum when I had to go back to my work as an OB/GYN physician, and you’d have thought I had murdered my infant the way some women looked at me. (“How dare she? How selfish of her. But just wait – that child will be totally messed up one day.”) Here I am, five years later, raising a perfectly healthy, happy, secure, loving, confident daughter. And according to a recent study , I’m not the only working mother raising a well-adjusted child. The study set out to examine often touted theories that children raised by families with two working parents exhibit more bad behavior and that working mothers are more likely to raise overweight children . What they found can let all of us working parents breathe a sigh of relief. As it turns out, not only do workin...

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