Do Strict Moms Raise Successful Daughters?

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Do Strict Moms Raise Successful Daughters?
Do Strict Moms Raise Successful Daughters?

Controversial study by scientists that sparked a lively discussion on social media.

Do strict mothers raise successful daughters?

We often laugh at the expression "British scientists have proven…", implying that the notorious scientists are referred to by everyone who is not lazy, and the study itself, in which they supposedly proved something, is not worth a damn.

It turns out that sometimes this expression is appropriate in relation to the real research of quite real British scientists. Moreover, the dubiousness of the conclusions is obvious to ordinary British citizens, and they do not hesitate to comment on this in the most caustic way.

This happened to a study by sociologist Erica Rascon-Ramirez, published this year and the conclusions from it, replicated by the media.

Erika Rascon-Ramirez of the University of Essex studied data from 15,500 female students aged 13 to 14. Her conclusion was simple and categorical: if your mother tightly controls you in childhood, if she forces you to study and constantly demands more and more achievements from you, you will grow up successful, we althy and prosperous. Your academic performance will be higher, and in general, well done they, strict mothers, raise a worthy replacement.

This conclusion was published in many British publications, and thousands of readers joyfully took it to reposts. “That's right! Now I know how to treat my daughter, now she will dance with me.”

However, there were also critical citizens who were not too lazy to read the study itself and ask uncomfortable questions.

It was found that the conclusion about the good performance of daughters who grew up with strict mothers was made "with the right hand through the left ear." The main goal of the study was statistics on teenage pregnancies and an attempt to find patterns that lead to them. In the UK, early pregnancy is a real problem requiring significant social spending. Therefore, the government of the country, since 1999, has been trying to solve this problem with the help of various programs and studies.

Well, it turned out that among all the teenage girls who became pregnant at the age of 13 and 14, there were slightly more girls whose mothers were not strict enough with them at an early age. How much more? By 4%.

Comments on social networks were full of bewilderment and sarcasm:

"Wait, but 4% is nothing at all. 15,000 girls were studied, of which only a small part became pregnant. And within this small group of pregnant women found a discrepancy in the conditions of education? Within the limits of statistical error? Is this research?”

“That means whether you are strict with your daughter or not, it will not affect anything. If she foolishly flies, she will do it regardless of her upbringing. Excellent scientific findings, thanks Cap.”

“Well, it was obvious to me, even without research, that a pregnant teenager would study worse. Even if she passionately wanted to study, she would, to put it mildly, have no time for it.”

“Interestingly, the researcher took girls in a random two years of their lives and deduced a general rule for everyone at once: how they should be brought up (although this will not affect anything, according to the study itself) and what they will grow up to be (although the researcher took this conclusion out of thin air)”.

“I find it funny how people rush to share this news and say that they have found a solution to all problems. News from which it directly follows that children have always made and will make their own mistakes, no matter what, even if you kill yourself.”

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