Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
I was pleased when I saw information from a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Family Psychology that working mothers are healthier and happier. Starting in second grade I was a ‘latchkey-kid,’ meaning I had my own set of house keys to let myself in after school because both of my parents worked full time. The study found that “working mothers were less depressed and reported better overall health than moms who stayed at home with their young children.” I found this interesting on two levels – first, thinking of my own mom that she wasn’t socially isolated as if she would have been if she were a stay-at-home mom, and second, thinking of my co-worker’s who are also mothers and how they’re able to cope with balancing either a full or part-time job and a family.
I’ve included a link to the MSNBC editorial here and below, and would like to other thoughts on this subject. Do you agree or disagree with the findings of the study?