Interviews with 3,288 low-income mothers found that their preschoolers health was poorer at age 5 if there was high household and work chaos at age 3. Television noise, overcrowding, clutter and irregular schedules contributed to household chaos. Most mothers had to work multiple jobs or odd, inflexible hours. Decreased health was due to stress, inability to get time off for doctors appointments and more toxin/germ exposures.
PositiveTip: Strive for regular schedule for your child. Offer to babysit for parents who are struggling.