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Study: Teenage Girls With Pushy Mothers More Likely To Succed

Study: Teenage Girls With Pushy Mothers More Likely To Succed

A new research has just revealed that being a pushy parent is the best way to prepare your teenage daughter for success.

Mail Online reports that setting high standards means adolescent girls are less likely to become pregnant and suffer the setbacks in life that go with being a teenage mum, they found. They also have more chance of going to university and are less likely to be unemployed or earn poor wages when they do get a job.

The University of Essex study said the benefit of pushy parents was most marked among the least academic teenagers, who often have no friends or teachers willing to encourage them.

Researcher Ericka Rascon-Ramirez said: ‘In many cases we succeeded in doing what we believed was more convenient for us, even when this was against our parents’ will. But no matter how hard we tried to avoid our parents’ recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing, in a more subtle manner, choices that we had considered extremely personal.
‘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.’

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