Tips On Raising Successful Kids

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.  Research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.

Kids raised doing chores go on to become employees who collaborate well, are more empathetic, and are able to take on tasks independently.

Social skills.

Socially competent children who can cooperate with peers, be helpful to others, understand their feelings, and resolve problems, are more likely to earn a college degree and have a full-time job by age 25.

High expectations.

The expectations parents hold for their kids have a huge effect on attainment. Kids live up to their parents’ expectations, or lack of.

Healthy relationships.

Children in high-conflict families tend to fare worse than children of parents that get along. Children in single-parent families without conflict do better than children in conflictual two-parent homes.

Higher Education.

Mothers who finish high school or college are more likely to raise kids that do the same.

Teach math early.

Mastery of early math skills predicts not only future math achievement, but also future reading achievement.

They develop a relationship with their kids.

Children who receive “sensitive caregiving” in their first three years do better on academic tests and have healthier relationships and greater academic attainment.

Working Moms

Children of working moms go to school longer and earn more money than peers raised by stay-at-home moms. They also pitch in more on chores and childcare.