The researchers found that kids as young as eight months old were 99.9 percent bmore likely to begin crying or misbehaving in some form upon seeing their mother enter the room, even if they had previously been playing happily.
Parents are usually the ones to assign their kids chores at home and nag them to do their homework after school, whereas Grandma is more likely to give them ice cream and let them watch TV. Kids likely feel less pressure when around other adults.
Professor of Marriage and Family Psychology Dr. K.P. Leibowitz is currently working on developing a spray that masks the mother’s natural pheromones, but until that happens, just be glad that your kid is behaving in front of other people, period.