When you were growing up, were your parents very strict to you? Did they often order you to clean your room or do your homework, and keep yourself focused on your future every day? Many of us have grown in families where we had our mothers hanging over our heads and making our day to day life kind of a hell.

Constantly nagging about something, trying to make you stay on top of everything can be a lot to hear every day, but, according to one expert, the strict mothers usually have the most productive and successful children. So, even if back then your days were similar to hell, you will definitely end up thanking your mother for the way she was treating you.

More Successful Children

More Successful Children

One professor from the University of Essex, Erica Rascon, conducted a study that showed how the strict mothers have more successful children, and that all of the very successful children had mothers who had quite high demands. This particular research had surveyed more than 15.000 children between the age of 13-14 years old, between the years of 2004 and 2010.

According to Rascon, in the study, the measure of expectations in this study mostly reflects on a combination of beliefs and aspirations about the likehood of access to a point of higher education which was declared by the majority of parents, in most of the cases making the mother more involved.

The children, who have mothers that had high expectations of them, are much more secure and confident. The results from this particular study had showed that the daughters who had very persistent mothers have a lower chance by about 4% to get pregnant prematurely.

Also, children who had persistent mothers were much more likely to get a nice job and finish college. Although this may sound a bit unrealistic to you, but the mothers who are strict, demanding and nagging do have more successful children.

In plenty of the cases we have a success doing what our parents believe to be the most convenient choice for us, even against the parents. But, no matter how much we try to avoid our parents, any influence in a form of recommendation, subtle nudges about changing our future, we believe to be strongly personal.

Most of the children consider their mothers who are strict to be a true force of enemy, but we are the ones that assure you – putting up with that will help you in your life in the long run. Even though your mother can make your life a living hell sometimes, you will definitely end up thanking her when you’ll grow enough to be considered an adult.

That’s when you will finally appreciate and recognize all the effort she put into raising you the right way, and you will then adopt her approach into raising your own children.

So, was your mother very strict to you when you were little? What are your thoughts about this particular research? Feel free to share your opinion and experience with us!