It’s official: Sons are bad for your health by The Blog What I Wrote
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If you’re a mom of many boys, look away now!
A new study has found that moms of sons die earlier than moms of daughters. And the more boys you have, the bigger their impact.
Each son born lops 34 weeks off a woman’s lifespan. That me-time you were looking forward to in your sixties? Better cram it in now.
Why do boys have this effect? And why is it only on mothers, not fathers? As mom to three young sons, I had to find out. I devoted a day to science to collect some data … and had my own eureka moment.
ABOUT ISABEL: Isabel Thomas is a children’s author and editor. She has written more than 80 books, published by Dorling Kindersley, Pearson, Collins Educational, Heinemann-Raintree, Hachette and Bloomsbury.
Most of her writing is done by night, because Isabel is also zookeeper to three sons, aged 4, 3 and 11 months. In the sliver of spare time that remains, she blogs about her adventures in the very different worlds of parenting and publishing.
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