If you had to guess what are the most difficult years for a mother, what might you say?
Infancy? Sure, dealing with a newborn is beyond stressful, as you try to figure out how to care for an infant and adjust to a new role all on zero sleep. It would be no surprise if those years were the most taxing. But I — and probably many of you reading this — would guess adolescence, namely the high school years, which I might add I am already dreading.
But it turns out the most stressful time for moms is middle school, at least according to a new study by Arizona State University researchers published in the January issue of Developmental Psychology.
New research finds the most stressful time of a mom’s life is when her kids are in middle school. I spoke with CNN’s Kelly Wallace about the findings.