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Science Explains Missing Deadlines Could be Blamed On Your Childhood

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Here's how your childhood plays a key role in your ability to manage your time.
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If you find yourself having a hard time meeting deadlines and getting things done, your childhood is to take the blame for it, psychologists claim.

A recent research suggest that the inconsistent or unpredictable routine at home while the child is growing up can result in some negative effects when the child grows up. These things are said to cause time management and attention problems to young adults.

This study by the University of Albany found that children who experienced more consistency in their lives grew up to have less issues with attention and time management. Another study also suggests that kids with more predictable and regular routines are less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety when they become adults.

"This study is part of a broader line of research exploring the relationship between the stability of the family environment and adjustment in children, adolescents and emerging adults," Dr. Jennifer Malatras, a psychologist at the University of Albany and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post.

"Our research suggests greater regularity in family activities and routines is associated with fewer problems overall, and, importantly, we believe it may be possible to improve the regularity of family routines even when it may be less feasible to alter more global aspects of family stability."

Researchers explain how the regular daily schedules of a family help in making a child achieve a sense of security and control. This way, the children feel a sense of stability even for families who are going through hardships.

This study, however, has an evident limitation on the fact that it depends on the young adults' memories of their childhood and not memories of their routines, but according to psychologists, this is still an area that they are yet to explore.

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