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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Worrying about your kids may affect your work

WALTHAM

When you're worried about your kids being home alone, it could affect your work, according to a new study from Brandeis University.

Millions of parents wonder about the welfare of their school-age kids as they return to an empty home, and productivity in the workplace suffers, the survey said.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that parents scramble to try to find solutions for the problem of unsupervised youth.

"I can be sitting in a meeting with somebody in my office. I'll get an instant message or a phone call [from one of my sons]. You have to stop what you're doing. It does impact your work," said Helen Patrikis, a New York publicist.

-- Adam Sell

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