There is a lot that goes into forming a child’s personality and choices: parents, friends, teachers, genetics. No one can say exactly how a child’s future is decided, but there seem to be some uncanny similarities in parents who raise scientists…
5. They are FLEXIBLE!
These parents don’t get too attached to an idea of who their child will grow up to be! They don’t “force a direction”, but rather they observe, support and guide. If there is too much pressure, sometimes children will push back and rebel. Support children and their endeavors! Don’t force them down any path.
4. They Make Sure their Children are Challenged
Parents must be in the school process. A school needs to stimulate, inspire, and challenge! If kids don’t face obstacles that they need to work through, they won’t learn how to problem solve, and they will get bored. These parents recognize this, and more and more, they are advocating that their children are in an environment that fosters this.
3. They are supportive, but not hyperbolic!
These parents encourage their kids and congratulate them on jobs well done, but they tend to stay away from overpraise. A study conducted at Stanford University found that children who are not told they’re smart are more motivated and they also exhibit higher levels of confidence and show greater overall progress in puzzle-solving. The best way to encourage your kids is to compliment
2. They IGNORE gender labels!
Today more experts are finding that the gender divide may actually begin at home. Most of us have been conditioned in childhood about gender stereotypes and could be unknowingly sending these same signals. Parents views, innocent as they are, be might be influencing their children. Girls don’t necessarily care about the color of their toys, says Jamie Jirout, a developmental psychologist at the University of Virginia.
their work and their process. “I’m so proud of your hard work”, instead of, “You are so smart.” By all means, support your kids! But, always be aware that labeling someone a certain trait detaches their success from the work it took to create.
1. They Start Early
Many parents who support exposure early on, as early as possible, say that they have noticed a higher interest towards exploration in their child. Greg Duncan of Northwestern University and co-author of a study of 35,000 young children states that fostering early math skills renders future math achievement but also future reading achievement.