Interestng article

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 10:18am

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 1:02pm

That is interesting. Apparently we are abnormal that our kids are outside so much. Interesting how the wives stress dropped talking to the husband in the evening, but it did not drop as much for the husband.

The coat/shoe thing doesn't happen that much here, dh just says "I'm leaving" and heads to the car. If kids refuse coats I grab them just in case and I head the car too. As I saw well stated on one Nanny 911 show, 'the baby ducks follow the mama, not the other way around.'

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 3:58pm

I think that the fact that there was not much outdoor activity may or may not mean much.

The study was done over a one week period. There could be reasons why no time was spent outside during that time frame.

During spring break when the temps are in the 70s-80s I see a lot of kids outside playing, in August when the temps are 100+ not so much.

I think that longer term study would have to be done to see if it really did have much significance.




Edited 5/23/2010 4:00 pm ET by emptynester2009
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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 7:12pm

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I'm laughing because my DH read this and said "I bet most of those women weren't talking to a husband like me."












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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 8:05pm
46% dual income earners in 2008 surprises me.

 

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 8:27pm

LOL, mama duck.

 

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 9:53pm
The study was done over a one week period. There could be reasons why no time was spent outside during that time frame.



During spring break when the temps are in the 70s-80s I see a lot of kids outside playing, in August when the temps are 100+ not so much.



Well according to the article it was done over a three year period with 32 different families. One week for each family. 10-11 families per year, they were probably staggered throughout the year. And it was in and around Los Angeles, pretty nice year around there. Yet they found this to occur across the board with the families they studied.

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 9:54pm
Wait, I don't get it. Talking to your dh is stressful? Maybe we should study him :)

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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 6:54am
Me too, I was surprised it was so low. In my anecdotal local survey, it is around 80%.
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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 8:20am
My DH is a huge wisecrack. He's constantly making terrible jokes and remarks that just make you want to groan because they're so lame, obscure or even offensive. So when he saw the part about it lowering the wife's stress to speak with the husband, he said that she's probably not talking to someone like him. :-)











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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 8:26am
LOL - before measuring that in the study, they probably should have assessed the husbands on a joke propensity, and lameness, obscureness and offensiveness of the jokes. I imagine he's not alone, and men like him might have mediated the study results :P

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