A new study out of a university in the United Kingdom has revealed that moms have a lot more to do with their daughters' success than they probably realize.
There's one 'annoying' quality in moms that actually push their daughters to have successful careers and personal lives more so than moms who didn't have the habit.
That 'annoying' habit?
The study focused on over 15,000 British teenage girls over the course of 10 years to see how a mother's nagging affected her daughter's life overall.
Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, who was the lead researcher on the study, said their research showed that expectations coming from the "main parent" were the most influential. Since in most households the "main parent" is the mother, the study concluded that a nagging mother often yielded the most successful daughter.
“In many cases, we succeeded in doing what we believed was more convenient for us, even when this was against our parents’ will," said Rascon-Ramirez. But no matter how hard we tried to avoid our parents’ recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing…choices.”
The study also showed that "parents with high expectations can reduce a teenager’s chance of becoming pregnant by four per cent compared to parents with ‘middling aspirations’.”
“What our parents expected about our school choices was, very likely, a major determinant of our decisions about conceiving a child or not during our teenage years," said Rascon-Ramirez.
So there you have it, Moms. Your meddling, nagging, and constant questions are actually helping your daughter be a better person!
Share this with your daughter so she knows who to thank for her success...LOL!