Many of us have been raised in a family with a strict mother who has sometimes made us live a hell. We had a hard time withstanding constant harassment and attempts to control, but one expert says that, in general, strict mothers have better-performing children. So, even if you lived a hell sometimes as a teenager, you will end up thanking your mother for the way she behaved with you.
Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, a professor at the University of Essex, conducted a study that found that children who had a strict mother were doing better, and that successful people had a very demanding mother. This research examined surveys of more than 15,000 children aged 13 to 14 between 2004 and 2010.
According to Rascon-Ramirez, “the measurement of expectations in this study reflects a mixture of aspirations and beliefs about the probability of access to higher education declared by the majority of parents, in most cases, the mother “.
Children who have had a mother with high expectations have more confidence in themselves.
The results of the study indicated that girls who have an insistent mother and who constantly make comments have a 4% less chance of getting pregnant prematurely. Children who had an insistent mother were also much more likely to graduate and have a good job. This may seem unrealistic, but demanding and strict mothers have children who do better.
“In many cases, we managed to do what we thought was most convenient for us, even if it was contrary to what our parents wanted. But no matter how much we tried to avoid the advice of our parents, they ended up subtly influencing decisions that seemed very personal, “says the researcher.
The majority of children regard their strict mother as an enemy during childhood, but it will be very beneficial to you later in life. It can make you live a real hell at times, but when you’re an adult, you’ll end up thanking your mother. You will recognize and appreciate all the efforts she has made to raise you, and you will try to have the same approach when you have children.