9 Things Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

9 Things Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common July 29, 2015

Australia’s Business Insider has an interesting story today about what science tells us about parenting “successful kids.”

Any good parent wants their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.

And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.

Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.

Here are the nine factors. Click on the links for more information.

1. They teach their kids social skills.

2. They have high expectations.

3. The mums work.

4. They have a higher socioeconomic status.

5. They have attained higher educational levels.

6. They teach their kids maths early on.

7. They develop a relationship with their kids.

8. They’re less stressed.

9. They value effort over avoiding failure. 

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