Are Parents Spending Enough Time With Their Children?

With more and more working parents, the sociological question most asked is whether enough time is being spent with children, or are some long-term negative manifestations being bred by the decline in contact? Is the widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, particularly mothers, spend with children is key to ensuring a bright future.

A new groundbreaking study just published in the Journal of Marriage and Family says no, period. In fact, it appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 and 11 has virtually no relationship to how children turn out.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York Monday morning to discuss.

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