10 Scientific Tips For Being Perfect Parents to Raise Happy Kids6:47:00 AM
Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. But do you know what Scien...
Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. But do you know what Science tells us about raising successful children? According to science there are few rules to followup to make sure your kids are growing healthy by physically, mentally and socially. Getting small kids to behave can be a delicate science for parents.
Being a Good ParentThere are many ways to raise happy, well-adjusted kids, but science has a few tips for making sure they turn out okay. From keeping it fun to letting them leave the nest, here are 10 research-based tips for good parenting. LOL! Joking Helps
Lighten up!Joking with your toddler helps set them up for social success, according to research presented at the Economic and Social Research Councils’ Festival of Social Science 2011. When parents joke and pretend, it gives young kids the tools to think creatively, make friends and manage stress. So feel free to play court jester — your kids will thank you later.
Nurture Your Marriage
Tend to Your Mental Health
Mamas, Be Good to Your Sons
The mommy bond may also make for better romance later in life, as another study reported in 2010 showed that a close relationship with one's mother in early adolescence (by age 14) was associated with better-quality romantic relationships as young adults. "Parents' relationships with their children are extremely important and that's how we develop our ability to have successful relationships as adults, our parents are our models," study researcher Constance Gager, of Montclair State University in New Jersey, said at the time. "So if kids are not feeling close with their parents then they're probably not going to model the positive aspects of that relationship when they reach adulthood."
Don't Sweat a Little Sassing
Last But Not Least, Know Your Kids
The key, said lead researcher Liliana Lengua of the University of Washington, is stepping in with support based on a child’s cues.