on how families spend time.
I am not seeing where it says that parents were spending 12 minutes out of every hour on the phone.
The only mention I saw about phone usage was: "In addition to housework, mothers spent 19 percent of their time talking with family members or on the phone, and 11 percent taking occasional breathers that the study classified as “leisure.”
right, it threw out the rise in dual working parents as just an extra, OT tidbit.
i didn't say that. i said that if the level of conflict was normal, it would have seemed normal--not horrifying--to the field researchers.
that said, i think the level of conflict in a home has to do with the upbringing. there is always some degree affected by each individual's nature, but an 8yo
< took the study to mean more about the stresses two working parents bring.
think stress, or reaction to it,
having had time to read the link again, ok, i get that losing it was evidence of the stress.