Word on the Street: Spending time with kids

A new report claims that the amount of time parents, particularly mothers, share with their children between the ages of 3 and 11 does not

News 12 hit the streets to find out if residents think quantity or quality matters more in raising children.

News 12 hit the streets to find out if residents think quantity or quality matters more in raising children. (3/30/15)

BROOKLYN - A new report claims that the amount of time parents, particularly mothers, share with their children between the ages of 3 and 11 does not affect how they turn out.

Specifically, the research shows that academic achievement, behavior and emotional well-being are all unaffected by the amount of time parents spend with their kids. Sociologists say that what is most important is the quality of the time spent with children.

News 12 hit the streets to find out if residents think quantity or quality matters more in raising children.

The report does show that quantity counts when it comes to rearing teenagers. The more time teens spend with their parents, the higher their math scores and the less likely they are to abuse drugs and alcohol, according to the research.

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