Stress affects mums, kids

Herald Sun (Aust) December 03, 2009

Highly stressed working mothers love their jobs but are risking their health, research reveals. Their children also have poorer social and emotional outcomes, although other factors such as parenting style also play a part in this. Benjamin Graham and Ibolya Losoncz, from the federal Department of Housing, Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, conducted the study of 1366 working mothers. Their Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children survey found that highly educated mothers were more likely to experience an extended period of work-life tension