Do your boss and coworkers impact your parenting?
Never thought about it, did you?
A recent study outlined in Scary Mommy shows that a hostile workplace could actually negatively impact you as a parent.
Well, according to the study, work stresses impact the brain and emotional state, which will likely carry over to your parenting.
"I think it is is naive to think your co-workers or boss impact your parenting. It is more likely that when you are stressed or on edge, that you have a shorter fuse with your kids. Which, I think, is the point of the research, but the headline shifts blame away from you.
As a parent I have, admittedly, taken quite a few mid day shots of tequila if I feel like I am having a rough day. By taking the edge off, I have noticed that I have a little more patience with my kids and don’t unintentionally make them the victim of MY day or circumstance. So where is my study that says Day Drinking Makes You A Better Parent?"
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