Work-life balance: "Quality family time" is overrated, studies show

"If it’s not the quantity of time that matters, perhaps it’s an interest in the quality of it that prompts parents to open their wallets so widely for special experiences with their children. But if you go back to a 2007 study led by Tamar Kremer-Sadlik, a professor of anthropology at UCLA, you can find some helpful insights into what quality time really is. And it’s literally nothing special.

The authors claimed that the quiet, in-between moments of family life did as much of the real work of family bonding as any fabricated family time."


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