Anyone who has children, or hopes to have them, wants them not to get into trouble, to do well in school and to do incredible things in the professional world.
Although there is no recipe for raising successful children, research has highlighted some useful factors that predict success.
1. High expectations.
Using data from a survey of 6,600 children born in 2001, Professor Neal Halfon and his colleagues discovered that parents’ expectations of their children had a great effect on their achievements.
2. A higher socioeconomic status.
Tragically, many grow up in poverty, a situation that severely limits their potential. Currently it is becoming more extreme.
According to a study by Stanford University, the evaluations of children with more money come out better than those of those who do not have many resources.
3. High educational levels.
A 2014 study conducted by the University of Michigan says that mothers who finish school raise children who do too. On the other hand, those who are born when the mother is 18 or younger do not usually finish their studies
4. Premature academic skills.
A 2007 meta-analysis of 35,000 preschool children in the United States, Canada and England says that developing students’ math skills in advance can be a great advantage.
5. Avoid time wasted with children.
According to new research in the Washington Post, the number of hours that moms spend with their children between three and 11 years ago does little to predict their behavior, well-being and achievements. In fact, the more smothering is less likely to succeed.
So when you congratulate your children, do not do it because they were smart, but by great effort.