No one likes a nagger, but it turns out that an irritating mother is to her daughter what repulsive Buckley’s syrup is to a bad cough.
According to a recent press release about research from the University of Essex, that is: “Behind every successful woman is a nagging mom[:] Teenage girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers.”
Rascon-Ramirez writes that “In many cases, we succee[d] in doing what we believ[e is] more convenient for us, even when this [is] against our parents’ will. . . . But no matter how hard we tried to avoid our parents’ recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing [our] choices.” And Ramirez did not come to these conclusions lightly.
Ramirez’s research scrutinized 15,000 young women, thirteen to fourteen years old, for ten years—and the results were convincing, to say the least. On average, young women with “nagging” mothers became pregnant less frequently, attended school more often, earned higher wages, and worked more steadily.
What’s more, this research indicates the aforementioned women will likely take these ethics and ambitions with them moving forward, even after they’ve flown from their mother’s nest and the constant chirping has (finally) ended. Furthermore, it seems as though chirping about a wider range of topics and goals is more effective than focusing on only a few major ones. For instance, lecturing young women about the importance of avoiding pregnancy until after university will make these women more likely to avoid an early pregnancy—even if they do not end up advancing beyond secondary school.
These notions are in line with those of a mother at Scary Mommy: “Sure, having a healthy sense of self-esteem and believing that you have options is great, but not getting pregnant just because you ‘don’t want to hear it’ is fine with us, too. Whatever. Just make it not be so.”
Still not convinced? Checkout this free e-book before casting these ideologies away: How to Raise Successful Kids: Advice From a Stanford Dean, a Navy SEAL Commander, and Mark Zuckerberg’s Dad. Especially if you’re a parent!
*This content was inspired by an amazing article that can be found here: https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-raise-successful-daughters-science-says-nag-the-heck-out-of-them.html?cid=sf01002&sr_share=facebook.