Having a naggy mum will make you more successful, experts reveal

Anyone destined for success?

For anyone that's rolled their eyes at their nagging mum over the years, you actually may be better for it. According to a study from The University of Essex, it's revealed that girls who were pushed by their mums to 'do better' have ended up more successful in several areas of life.

The 2015 study followed 15,500 girls aged between 13 and 14 for a period of seven years, documenting and analysing their relationships with their mothers.

The study found that girls with mothers who had high expectations of their behaviour were more likely to go to university, earn a high salary and end up in stable relationships.

In fact, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, a researcher in the study, told the Daily Mail that parenting styles end up influencing children’s choices long term.

“In many cases we succeeded in doing what we believed was more convenient for us, even when this was against our parents’ will. But no matter how hard we tried to avoid our parents’ recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing, in a more subtle manner, choices that we had considered extremely personal,” she says.

So, does this make sense to you? 

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