Parenting can be tough work, and there are lots of different ideas about what it means to be a good parent, but with good information, every parent can be equipped to raise healthy, happy, godly kids. A recent study in Japan surveyed 5,000 adults to investigate the impact on parenting styles and adult levels of job success, happiness, and moral reasoning.
Based on their findings, the researchers then divided parenting methods into six categories:
- Supportive: High or average levels of independence, high levels of trust, high levels of interest shown in child, large amount of time spent together;
- Strict: Low levels of independence, medium-to-high levels of trust, strict or fairly strict, medium-to-high levels of interest shown in child, large amount of rules;
- Indulgent: High or average levels of trust, not strict at all, time spent together is average or longer than average;
- Easygoing: Low levels of interest shown in child, not strict at all, small amount of time spent together, few rules;
- Harsh: Low levels of interest shown in child, low levels of independence, low levels of trust, strict;
- Average: Average levels for all key factors.
The findings demonstrated that people who had experienced “supportive” child-rearing where parents paid them a lot of positive attention reported high salaries, academic success, high levels of happiness and better moral reasoning skills.
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