Celebrity Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Jackie Goldschneider revels in the holiday excitement. Family, food, festivities, and fun. They are the four factors of good living.
In a recent interview, Jackie, a proud mother, wife and parent exclaimed, “It’s a very big year for my children. Alexis and Hudson will be graduating fifth grade and going to middle school which is just unbelievable to me because I feel like they’re still babies.”
How do you feel about 2021? In that year, we didn’t have much for which to look forward. Many states were still in lockdown modes, exercising at the local gym, dining at eat-in restaurants, shopping at nearby mom and pop retail stores, and bar hopping at local pubs were activities often curtailed. But, think about it. Family is where it’s at. If 2021 didn’t show us this, I am not sure what could have.
Jackie Goldschneider, star cast member of the Housewives of New Jersey teaches us the importance of putting family first.
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The Developmental Psychology Journal, Frontiers in Psychology conducted a survey of almost 250 families. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors related to healthy functioning of families during the COVID-19 epidemic. Even though the participants in the study were not high status or wealthy like the stars of the Housewives of New Jersey, much useful information can be gleamed. Here are the highlights:
- Even though parents reported more economic stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic than before the global crisis, moms and dads observed that their kids Mothers and fathers who reported more economic stressors since the pandemic also observed that their children behaved more positively and were more helpful.
- As expected, the stress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic caused moms and dads to experience heightened mental health difficulties than before the global health pandemic.
- Parents were less engaged with their children. This led to the kid’s expressing an increase in maladaptive behaviors than prior to the Coronavirus.
Jackie Goldschneider, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey provides a model for which to emulate. There appears to be evidenced-based research to support her stance.
- Parents who maintained a bright outlook, positive mental attitude and were optimistic in spite of the chaos brought about by COVID- 19 reported feeling less depressed and stressed.
- Mothers and fathers who routinely communicated hope for the future and high expectations of their children impacted the attitudes of their kids. It was observed that the kids of positive parents mirrored positivity by exhibiting more prosocial behaviors.
Were their any gender differences when examining the impact of COVID-19 on parenting styles? The research says, “yes.”
- Moms and dads who adopted a co-parenting style were found to be more engaged with their children leading to more helpful behaviors of their children.
- Elevated levels of parent positivity, cheerfulness, and enthusiasm during the pandemic served as protective factors for the mothers; meaning the moms of children experienced less mental health difficulties related to the economic stress that the pandemic induced.
- High levels of co-parenting support during the pandemic were protective for the fathers; meaning the dads of kids experienced less mental health difficulties related to the economic stress that the pandemic induced.
So, for anyone out there in the physical world who believes or supports the notion that the celebrity lives of stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey provide no societal value. You are wrong. Each star can serve as models for other wives, moms and daughters to aspire. As with anything, we much cull through the good and the bad to find the true gem.