If you feel like conversations with your teenage daughter are going around in circles and mainly consist of you telling her to a) pick the towels up off the (GODDAMN) floor and b) clean your (REVOLTING) bedroom, then you might just be doing something right.
Research out of the University of Essex says that girls with mums who “nag” them are more likely to go avoid teenage pregnancy, go to University, and secure higher paying jobs.
But let’s pause on the term “nag” for a moment. Traditionally, the term is extremely gendered, and is inarguably loaded with negative connotations. No one wants to be a nag. But alas – nagging becomes rather inevitable when you’re the primary parent responsible for the majority (if not all) of the housework.