We just had father’s Day but now the ball is back in mom’s court with a new study showing moms who are buoyed up by good friends make better moms.

A new study out of Sweden says having a strong support network makes women feel empowered and that leads to a sense of having more authority over their kids.

On the flip side, studies show socially isolated moms are more likely to struggle with keeping their kids under control.

It’s a mom thing. Sorry pops, but dads who struggled with their parent/child relationships didn’t do better from more social support.

Researchers think the key may be in boundaries. With the help of friends, mothers who believe they are in control of their own lives are more consistent and better at setting boundaries and that leads to better relationships with the kids.  (Daily Mail)