13 Features Of Successful Parenting!


Every parent wants their kids to be good at school, stay away from trouble, and have a better life in the future.

Of course, there is no recipe for being good parents. However, psychological research has predicted some factors for children to be successful.

Naturally, most of these depend on how parents raise their kids. Here are some tips:

1. They get their children to do house chores.


According to a former dean at Stanford University, children who help with housework understand that they have to do something to be a part of life. This helps them to become more emphatic individuals who have better co-operation with their coworkers when they start working in the future.

2. They teach their children social skills.


According to research from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University that lasted 20 years and examined 700 children and teenagers, children who have social skills in preschool become people who are more helpful and have better problem solving skills. They finish college and find employment at the age of 25.

3. They have higher expectations from their children.


According to the research they conducted with 6600 children who were born in 2001, California University's Neal Halfon and his fellow researchers concluded that the expectations of parents have a great impact on the success of children.

4. They develop healthy relationships with their children.


Research from Illinois University shows that children who were a part of a family that had many conflicts and arguments -regardless of whether or not their parents are divorced- are less successful than children who didn't witness conflicts and arguments.

5. Parents, themselves, also have better education.


According to the research of 14,000 children conducted by Sandra Tang between 1998-2007,the likelihood of young mothers attending college is very low. Mothers who received higher education influence their kids in that direction, too.

6. They teach math to their kids at an early age.


Children who learn about math are better at both math and learning how to read.

7. They build a solid and sensitive relationship with their children.


According to research conducted in 2014, babies between 0 and 3 years who were taken care of more sensitively and carefully achieve higher academic success. Parents who are meticulous with their children and respond their children's wishes and needs timely and in a proper way, raise children with higher self-esteem.

8. They have much lower stress levels.


The stress working mothers go through because they are stuck between child care and work life especially affects their children negatively. The psychological phenomenon named 'Emotional Contagion' explains this well, meaning that children get affected by the emotional states around them and start experiencing the same emotions.

9. Instead of avoiding failure, they value the effort that is shown.


If the children worry about the source of success, it affects the success they have at the end. Years-long research conducted by Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University, shows that parents have two approaches to success. Dweck, who divides these into firm and innovative, states that in innovative mentality, failure isn't viewed as an intelligence deficit, but as an effort and spurt made towards improvement.

10. Mothers of successful people are mostly working mothers.


According to the Business Administration Faculty at Harvard University, working mothers' daughters study for longer than the daughters of non-working mothers, and their sons help with house work and child care more.

11. They have a higher socio-economic status.


According to research of Stanford University, the difference in success rate between higher and lower income level families' children is about 30%-40%, which is unfortunately big.

12. Instead of an 'authoritarian' or 'neglecting' parenting styles, they prefer to be 'authoritative' parents.


According to research published in 1960 by Diana Baumride, a developmental psychologist at California University, there are three kinds of parenting. Children who are raised by authoritative parents respect their parents while children of authoritarian parents feel oppressed.

13. They teach endurance


'Endurance', which Angela Duckwort, a psychologist at Pennsylvania University, defined in 2013 as a trait of successful people, teaches children to set long term goals and devote themselves to the road leading to the future they want to have.

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