Study Shows That Kids Are 800% Worse When Their Moms Are Around
Children are about 800% "worse" when their mothers are around to egg them, says a study from the University of Washington Department of Psychology, according to mommypage
The study shows that the percentage "doubles to 1,600% if the children are under the age of 10."
The study was first published in momnewsdaily and soon went viral. The survey contacted 500 families to check and report their findings.
The scientists reportedly recorded "Neediness, Whine Crying, Shriek Screaming, Attempted Slapping, Forgetting How To Walk/Use Words, and Acting The Fool."
"What we found was that children as young as eight months old could be playing happily but upon seeing their mother enter a room were 99.9% more likely to begin crying, release their bowels, and need her immediate attention. The .1% was a vision-impaired child but once he heard his mother's voice he began throwing things and asked for a snack despite having just eaten. Truly fascinating," Professor of Marriage and Family Psychology, Dr. K.P Leibowitz, said.
Even as the researchers studied how the children would respond to discipline, they explain that 100% of the children responded more to instructions when they were given by people other than the mother.
A participant and father, Paul Olsen, said that these results only confirmed his suspicions.
"I always wondered why she couldn't get anything done. She's literally their kryptonite and magnet at the same time. They're pretty good for me, though," he said.
To get the same behavioral results from children, women in the group had to "raise their voices to that of someone being attacked by several large animals,:" according to momdailynews.
"I didn't need a study to tell me this," said study participant and mother of four Lisa Powell in an interview. "My kids act half their age the second they catch my scent. It's why I'm now a high functioning alcoholic," she slurred.
Dr. Leibowitz is rigging up some spray that could block out a mother's natural pheromones for some relief, but meanwhile, asks families to "invest in a bathroom with a working lock."