An interesting interview with Ellen Galinsky, the president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, a Manhattan-based nonprofit organization conducting research on the changing family, workplace, and community. She is also the author of Ask the Children, a book based on her extensive survey of more than 1,000 children that measured how they felt about their family relationships and their parents’ work lives.
So what do children REALLY want from their parents? It’s not more time (as most parents guessed in this study). It’s for their parents to be less stressed from work. They wanted their parents to be calm, relaxed and engaged even if they were pushing them away. So for parents the message is to “Hang in there”.
Read more about this fascinating study….http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/interviews/galinsky.html#ixzz1eSAFKafe