STUDY: Being A Good Parent Is Bad For Your Health – the hidden costs of parental empathy.

A study has revealed that worrying about your kids is bad for your health. The stress causes your immune system to drop, and parents are more likely to get sick. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Jimmy Dore hosts of The Young Turks discuss.


“Kids with empathetic parents have well-documented advantages: less depression, less aggression, more empathy themselves. Parents also report better self-esteem when they make the effort to understand their children’s feelings.


 A team from Northwestern University has examined the hidden costs of parental empathy. They found that while the children of empathetic parents are better off physically and emotionally, the parents’ cells reveal chronic, low-grade inflammation. When their children suffer psychologically, empathetic parents’ immune systems take a hit.”