One field of research indicates that moms who pressure their adolescent daughters actually prepare them for future success. A study done by the University of Essex said that these daughters - whose moms consistently expected them to do well in school, chores, and extracurriculars - were more likely to succeed as adults (Southern Living).
The University's study found that the girls (they examined thirteen-and fourteen-year-olds) received pressure to do well in school and other responsibilities. "The girls were less likely to end up pregnant as teenagers, and thus more likely to go to college, more likely to end up in a high-paying career, and less likely to face prolonged periods of unemployment," Southern Living explains.
Though daughters may grumble and complain, they still hear their moms - and the advice mom gives will stay with them, explains Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, who wrote the Essex study. Your daughter may not want to hear your nagging when she's fourteen, but when she's twenty-four, she might appreciate it.
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