Yet another thing to get stressed about

BBC NEWS | Health | Stressed parents ‘make kids ill’

A University of Rochester study, reported by New Scientist, found sickness levels were higher in children of anxious or depressed parents.

It also found links between stress and immune system activity in the children.

So if you have kids and you’re under stress (but I repeat myself), whatever you do, don’t worry about the possibility that you’re making your kids sick, because that would only make them sicker.

(Also, whatever you do, don’t consider the idea that the causation might go the other way because, y’know, having a sick kid and having to take time off from work or mortgage your spare hours at home to take care of them wouldn’t be at all stressfull or depressing.)


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