A study conducted by the University of Essex in 2015 surveyed 15,500 girls aged between 13 and 14 for seven years between 2004 and 2010. What researchers discovered is that girls who had mothers with high expectations were more likely to go to university, earn a higher salary and have stable relationships. Thanks, mum!
The survey also found that mothers were usually the parent with the most nagging power, and that parents with high expectations for their daughter can reduce the chance of their teenager becoming pregnant by four per cent.
The findings also suggested that the least academic teenagers benefitted the most from pushy parents with high expectations, particularly if the child doesn’t have friends or teachers who would encourage better performance.
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