14 Scientific Evidence Proving Childhood Experiences Effect Our Adulthood


Apart from the genetic and biological aspects, it's not possible to deny the role of what we have achieved in childhood affects what kind of individuals we become in the future.

Numerous research studies on this topic reveal what the new generation who ''has the internet'' should pay attention to when raising their children. We have listed 14 of these things for you.

1. Children whose parents were divorced at a young age have difficulty in establishing close relationships with their parents during their adulthood.


The research conducted at the University of Illinois has revealed that children who are separated from their parents in the age range of 3 to 5 years have a problem of intense distrust in their relationships with adults, especially with their father.

2. Social skills that couldn't be acquired when young increase the chances that a child will be unable to get a job and become addicted to drugs in the future.


A 20-year study by the Pennsylvania State and Duke Universities examined the social skills of 700 children when they were 5 years old and then 25 years old.

According to this, the 5-year-olds who had difficulty communicating with their peers while in school, who had a sharing and problem-solving skills, were significantly more likely to get a good job at age 25 compared to their poor social skills children.

Children with weak social backgrounds have been arrested at least once before they reach the age of 25; As well as having higher rates of addiction to any substance.

According to researcher Kristin Schubert, this study clearly shows the importance of giving children social and emotional skills at a young age.

3. If girls' mothers are working, they are more likely to become a boss or earn more in their working life.


According to a Harvard Business School study, the presence of a working mother has a very positive effect on child development.

The study suggests that compared to girls who have no working mothers, 23% of girls who have working mothers get promoted more at work, earn a better salary, and get a better education.

Results were also interesting for boys: If their mothers were working full-time, it has been found that they become more helpful in taking care of their children in adulthood and in helping with housework.

4. Children who have been victims of sexual abuse at an early age are more likely to be obese in their adulthood.


In fact, this argument is not the only one confirming this; there are many other studies as well. Nearly all studies indicate a positive correlation between having sexual abuse as a child and having eating disorders.

A study conducted in 2007 showed that the risk of developing obesity in women increased by 27%.

According to a study conducted in 2009, this rate is 66% for men.

5. Trying to look "cool" by treating yourself as older is also another reason for alcohol and drug addiction in adulthood.

Young people who believe that they will increase their popularity by being older and mature because they are adolescents have been found to use more alcohol and drugs in the early 20's and got into more criminal activities.

Drinking, using drugs, staying out late, and getting to know sexual intercourse at an make you look older than you actually are, and this increases your risk of developing various addictions in the future. According to Joseph P. Allen of the University of Virginia, the popularity you get with these habits at a very young age also triggers your tendency to acquire more bad habits in the future.

6. According to Stanford University, as the income level of the family increases, the success of the children in exams also increases.


However, according to the same research, as we approach the present-day, the gap between the rich and the poor children's success in exam success is being closed.

7. If you were raised poor, your short-term memory is less developed.


The Oregon University research study has drawn attention to the fact that children in families with lower socioeconomic classes developed a memory strain in this way.

8. Exposure to a very violent image on TV at childhood triggers the possibility of violence at a later age.


In a 15-year study, the patterns of behavior in 15-year-old children following violence-reward programs were examined. According to this, for example, a scene of applause by a detective who violently forbids an outlaw supports the tendency of these children to provide justice with violence in the future.

9. Pre-school basic mathematics education is another factor that determines success in later ages.

According to researcher professor Greg Duncan of Northwestern University, it was found that children who can comprehend numbers, number ordering, and very basic mathematical knowledge like this before they start schooling can enter both better jobs and have more successful working lives in their adulthood.

10. When parents use drugs, the sense of responsibility develops at children.


According to Portland Lifestyle Counseling, if a child grows up as a witness to their parents' drug use, they inevitably assume the role of being the "parent of their parents" at some point. But at the same time, these children become more serious and cautious individuals in their adulthood, and they are far removed from the concepts of having fun.

11. If your mother graduated from college, you're likely to graduate from one as well.


According to a 2014 study by the University of Michigan, the likelihood of the children graduating from high school is high if their mothers are high school graduates as well.

When the situation of 14,000 children who started kindergarten in 1998 was examined in 2007, it was observed that some of the children whose mothers married at a young age, not continuing their education immediately after secondary school or language, didn't even graduate from high school, but the children of university-graduated mothers were university graduates as well.

12. Children who are exposed to a lot of bullying while they are young are of course quite distressed in their adulthood.


According to a comprehensive study of 7,771 British children from the age of 7 until they're 50, children who were depressed and constantly mocked by other children have problems in adulthood, such as problems with depression, high anxiety levels, and poor educational attainment.

This situation, in particular, increases the risk of future suicidal tendency for boys.

13. The spanking we had when we were kids make us sly in adulthood.


In his book Drive, Dan Pink explained in detail why the punishment and reward method didn't result in the desired behavior. According to the author, the punishment system only improves "how do I not get caught again?" reasoning ability.

14. And if your parents make all of the decisions for you, it makes you "dependent" on your emotional relationships.


We are incapable of making our own decisions when we have parents who dictate to us what to look for, whom to meet, what section to choose, what to watch and what to eat; Even in this regard we become easily evaded individuals and we want our partners to have control in our emotional relationships.

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