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Tiger mums give 'three hours a week more attention' to their kids

Melbourne, Nov 16 : Migrant mothers, also called as 'Tiger Mums', spend more time cuddling their kids and devote an extra three hours a week to their child's needs than other mums, a new study has suggested.


The research conducted by Taiwan's National Chengchi University also found that migrant children spend an hour a week less watching TV, DVDs or online games than Australian-born kids, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Researcher Jen-Hao Chen, who analysed the time-use diaries kept by the parents of 5668 Australian kids aged six to nine, told News Corp Australia that the study points out that while immigrant mothers spend more time reading to their children and putting them into organised lessons, they are also more likely to provide emotional support to their children.

It was also suggested that the children of non-English speaking immigrant mothers devote nearly an hour a week more to their children's eating, bathing and health care.

They spend half an hour a week more reading to six or seven-year-olds, and 40 minutes extra reading with eight or nine-year-olds.

The study was presented at the Growing Up in Australia annual conference in Melbourne.

--ANI (Posted on 17-11-2013)

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