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In a nation of supermoms and tiger moms, experts hope a new study may cause some to take notice as researchers have found that an intensive parenting style may damage a mother’s mental health.


Study authors surmise that mothers may think that an aggressive and domineering style makes them better mothers, so they are willing to sacrifice their own mental health to enhance their children’s cognitive, social and emotional outcomes.


“In reality, intensive parenting may have the opposite effect on children from what parents intend,” the authors said.

Via Gina Stepp