Skip Nav
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex at Every Age
Donald Trump
Your Hate Toward Donald Trump Should Not Be Directed at His 10-Year-Old Son
Food and Activities
18 Lunch Ideas to Spread the Valentine's Love

New Study Says Working Moms Have Unfit Children

Keeping Children of Working Moms Fit and Healthy

Pack your bags working moms, we're going on a guilt trip. As if there's not enough blame to push on the working mother, a new report came out giving those of us in the work force another reason to feel self-conscience for bringing home some bacon. A British study found that children of working mums spent more time watching television and had poorer eating habits than their peers with stay-at-home moms. While that may be the case, there are ways to skirt that issue. For instance, when I found out my nanny was taking my daughter to the bakery every day for a cookie, I thanked her for the kind gesture and then kindly asked her to refrain from the tasty pastry stop unless it was for a special occasion. Where there's a will, there's a way, which means parents may have to put forth the extra effort to set up guidelines for the caretaker but it is by no means a given that a working mommy's child should be less fit and healthy than its counterparts.

Do you have certain restrictions outlined for your nanny?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
GOOD thought, lildorothy.
lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 7 years
I would like to see fathers (working and stay-at-home) held accountable for their children's health and wellness to the same degree as mothers. Why must it always come down to something the mother is or isn't doing?
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I agree running. It's like there's always a competition -- whether you're a working/stay-at-home-mom, breastfeeding/formula feeding never ends. On that note, I try to ask my babysitter what my daughter eats every day. I understand when she has five kids afoot that it's not easy to make wonderful meals every time. Luckily she only goes to daycare twice a week, so I can control most of what she eats.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
thank you running!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
ugh, really ? when will women/ mothers stop pointing fingers at each other ?
The Safest Sunscreens For Babies and Kids
How Does Meditation Fit In With HIIT?
Habits of Healthy and Happy People
Norovirus Outbreak at Boston Chipotle
No Excuse Mom Maria Kang Interview
Healthy Alternatives to Kids' Favorite Foods
Cute Allergy Medicine Carriers

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds