Don’t let the “Shout and Spank” lead you on. This has nothing to do with Farrah Abraham. This about real world mothers. In a recent study, the cause of angry, or more upset, mothers is due to financial insecurity. The stress of the economy plays a part as well, which makes maternal parenting slightly more stressful. Hit the jump for more info.

Researchers at Princeton studied the families of 5,000 children before, during and after the start of the 2007 economic downturn. What was revealed was that the anticipation of a national, economic downfall caused enough stress to make some mothers feel the need to threaten, yell, or even hit their children.

In comparison, when things began to get better economically the mother’s parenting improved too, becoming less threatening.

Jamaal Fisher