Children whose mothers work outside the home may be better prepared for and do better in kindergarten, according to a new study published by Boston University researchers. Though the study may ease the guilt some working moms feel, it is not a cut-and-dried finding that applies to every family. More from NBC News:
The effects are strongest for low-income kids. And in wealthy families, the older wisdom may hold true — the kids of working moms did not fare as well as children of at-home moms.
It's only one study, and it contradicts a large body of older work. But the researchers, at Boston University, say it's one of the first to look at 21st-century moms and kids.
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