Why Mothers Worry More: New Research

  • Anticipate-thinking ahead about something, like the need to find a summer camp placement
  • Identify-researching possible summer camps
  • Deciding-choosing a camp to sign up for
  • Monitoring-making sure that all the steps for enrollment, such as turning in the application and medical forms, are complete by the due date
  • Women do the vast majority of anticipating. Women are the ones who carry the awareness that steps need to be taken to enroll in a program or camp, and women are the ones who have to bring it up and start a planning process.
  • In her research, Daminger found that men and women jointly handled identifying and deciding which camp is best.
  • But women do a lot more than men on the back end of following up on the details such as turning in required forms on time.

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Author of ‘New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together', OD Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Workshop Trainer

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Anne Litwin

Anne Litwin

Author of ‘New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together', OD Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Workshop Trainer