Interestingly, other research shows that when a parent has irregular work hours, there can be devastating effects on the development and well-being of their children. These problems are compounded when the parent has depressive symptoms, low quality parenting, reduced child-parent interaction and closeness, and a less supportive home environment.
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This is a very privileged perspective. Many people don’t have power over controlling when their shifts are, and cannot afford to quit because their workplace will not agree to a “regular” working schedule. This does not make them less good, or hard-working parents, and does not mean that they do not have fulfilling relationships with their children either.

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