MSU study encourages letting kids be kids

Oct 6, 2015

An MSU study suggests women who took on adult-level responsibilities as children are less likely to be sensitive to their own children's needs.
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A new Michigan State University study indicates that women who were expected to take on responsibilities beyond their years as children are less likely to be sensitive to their own children’s needs. The study is online now and will be published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

Current State’s Melissa Benmark talks with the study's author, Dr. Amy Nuttall. She’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at MSU.

Melissa first asked what the study set out to find.