Nine Things Parents of Successful Children Have in Common

“While there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychological research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success,” states Rachel Gillett in her article from Independent, “Nine Things Parents of Successful Children Have in Common.”

According to a series of studies from psychologists at Duke University, UCLA, and other esteemed university research departments, these factors predict success:

1. They teach their children social skills.

2. They have high expectations.

3. The mothers work.

4. They have a higher socioeconomic status.

5. They’ve attained higher educational levels.

6. They teach their children math early on.

7. They develop a relationship with their children.

8. They’re less stressed.

9. They value effort over avoiding failure.


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