From Slate:
UCLA researchers Elinor Ochs and Belinda Campos [UCI] spent three years filming a group of 32 middle-class families with two working parents in order to track their behaviors in a range of ways. The Atlantic has an excerpt of Ochs and Campos’ new book, Fast-Forward Family: Home, Work, and Relationships in Middle-Class America about how children and spouses behave when the mother and father return home from work. Their takeaway was that most children and spouses behave positively when the second spouse comes home from work (usually the dad), but the alternative is not a negative response—it’s being ignored.

For the full story, please visit http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/03/01/how_to_make_returning_pa....

 

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