ALBANY, N.Y. (CBS) – If you have trouble completing your tasks on time, you may be able to blame your parents for that.
There’s a new study from the University of Albany that found people who had consistent daily routines growing up were less likely to have problems with attention and time management than those with erratic schedules as children.READ MORE: UMass Lowell Closed Due To 'Possible Cybersecurity Incident'
Researchers think regular routines help kids feel safe and have clearer expectations and boundaries.READ MORE: NH Girl Nearly Killed After Small Piece Of Glass Punctures Lung
The study surveyed nearly 300 undergraduate students.
Study leader Jennifer Weil Malatras, a psychologist, writes that even families experiencing major structural changes can still help children feel like their life is predictable and secure.MORE NEWS: Students Organize COVID Vaccine Clinic At Charlestown High School
“For example, a family going through divorce can still ensure their children have consistent bedtime routines, or participation in extracurricular activities,” she said.