It’s Been Scientifically Proven That Your Mother’s Nagging Can Make You More Successful

November 28, 2016  |  

Do you ever hear your mother’s voice in your head nagging you? You may try to block it out, reminding yourself you’re not a little girl anymore, but you can’t. Well, it seems for girls, a mother’s nagging can actually make them successful adults, according to a new study.

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“Researchers in the United Kingdom say parents’ super-high expectations for their teenage daughters–especially if they remind them constantly of those expectations–are among the most important factors in predicting whether young girls will grow up to become successful women,” reported Inc.  That was the conclusion of a study done by the University of Essex of more than 15,000 British girls aged 13 and 14 over a 10-year period which found that teenage girls were “more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers.”

The participants were also less likely to become pregnant as teenagers and more likely to go to college as a result of that maternal influence. And on top of this, they were less apt to get stuck in low-wage employment. Seems the nagging urges the girls not to fail or disappoint their mothers which indirectly leads them to succeed. We hate to say it, but as long as these successful women are happy in their career choices, it sounds like nagging did them good. Would you agree in your case?

 

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