“Help Has No Fury… A new study says the more Dad pitches in with the kids, the more annoyed Mom gets.”
This is what I read while skimming through May’s issue of Parenting. No way… I have never heard any of my girl friends vent that her husband is helping too much with the kids. Parenting must have it wrong, I had to keep reading.
“…a recent study published in Developmental Psychology observed the co-parenting practices of 112 couples over the course of a year. The results showed that when fathers participated in the caregiving of their child, it led to increased conflict between Mom and Dad.”
Then I thought about it. How many times have I told my husband “just let me change the diaper, I do it faster”. Or maybe redid something that he just did that was not up to my standard. So which one is it? Do we get mad because our husbands don’t help enough or do we get mad because they don’t help the way we would do it?