December 09, 2010

Cleanliness is next to Depression?

At Free Range Kids, a link to a study claiming not only that too much childhood cleanliness leads to allergies, but it predisposes children to depression as well.

Something else to blame Mom for, right?

1 comment:

Midwest Chick said...

I think only if it's obsessive and if the children aren't allowed to play outside. My mom is the original clean-freak for the house however, we did farm work, yard work, played in horse arenas and such.

If someone takes cleanliness to the next illogical step, they should collect china dolls instead of having kids.