Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Gad, was it something I ate?
Have you ever wondered on a down day with the kid whether you did something wrong during pregnancy that is now coming back to haunt you? Here's reassuring news out of Johns Hopkins University. Now, however, you can fret that maybe you just weren't stressed out enough while the teen was under construction.
Maryland researchers theorized that pregnancies complicated by psychological distress resulted in dysfunctional offspring. They analyzed the development of children whose mothers reported anxiety, depression, and non-specific stress during otherwise low-risk type pregnancies. Rather than finding signs of bad behavior and ill temperaments in the kids, the investigators found the children were more advanced in both motor and mental skills.
It's not your fault. Take the teen's advice and chill.