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Scientists Identify 12 Things Parents Of Successful Kids Have In Common.

There is so much parenting advice out there. Do this, don’t do that, if you do x your kid is bound to be y…. And since so much of that advice is based on personal experience, how is a parent to know what’s really the best wisdom? That’s where scientific research comes in handy.

Out of the pieces of parenting advice below, all 12 come from legitimate sources! Not your neighbors experience, not a random YouTube video… these tips come from researches and psychologists and authors, and they are backed up by major universities and additional research.

So don’t stress (more on that below!). Check out the list below for 12 things scientists say parents of successful kids have in common:

1. Their kids do chores

  • via sheknows

    Julie Lythcott-Haimes, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of ‘How to Raise an Adult’ says that kids who don’t do chores don’t become productive adults.

    “If kids aren’t doing the dishes, it means someone else is doing that for them.” That means they don’t learn “that work has to be done and that each one of us must contribute for the betterment of the whole.”

    In short: having your kids do chores isn’t an abuse of power; you’re teaching them to collaborate with the team (your family for now, their coworkers in the future) and to work independently.

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