3 Reasons Kids Benefit from Having a Working Mom
I remember so vividly the stress, angst and worry I had when I first went back to work after my first baby. How would I manage juggling my career as an attorney and a baby? Would I miss all her milestones? How would I handle sick days? Was I setting my baby up for failure by working fulltime? Rest assured, according to a Harvard Business School study, there’s no need to stress!!! Thanks to working moms, the next generation of kids will be more successful in their careers, earn more money, and close the gender gap (fingers crossed!) once and for all. The research included all types of working moms too, from the full-time professional to the freelancer. So, it’s time to see less mother’s guilt and more support for women in the workforce.
Read on to find out why.
The Girls Will Rule the Boardroom
Daughters of working mothers will grow up to be more successful in the workplace than their peers. They’re also more likely to be leaders and earn 23% more money than other women.
The Boys Will Help Bridge the Gender Gap
Men raised by working mothers are more likely to contribute to household chores. They are also more likely to be loving fathers and spend more time caring for the family, about seven and a half hours more on childcare per week, to be exact. Now who doesn’t like the sound of that?
Moms Will Shoulder Less of a Burden at Home
Male adults of working moms usually have wives who work too. Splitting the household duties equally means women have more time to explore their own careers. Two wage–earning families will have a positive influence on their own children and encourage gender equality for future generations.
Did you have a working mom growing up? Do you agree with the findings? Chime in below!