When You Bring Work Stress Home, Your Children Are Affected

According to the Harvard Business Review, a new report from Project: Time Off says that 80% of children have noticed that their parents are bringing work stress home. This stress has a big impact on children’s wellbeing. While only 19% of the children in a survey of more than 700 children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old said that they are typically in a good mood on an average day, on days that their parents took time off to spend with them, that number increased to 60%. The report also found that parents who regularly checked in with work after hours were 20 percentage points more likely to have stressed-out kids than parents who rarely or never brought work home.