Raising children requires good parenting techniques as well as avoiding bad habits. A positive body image help children develop socially. Quality time with kids also helps them in school. But just as important are avoiding mistakes that can curtail a child's social, physical, emotional and intellectual development. The following is a transcript of this video.
Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common.
They're authoritarian. Authoritarian parents discourage open communication. They make demands without explaining why. One study showed, when these parents checked children's homework it inhibited the child's overall school performance.
Parents who let kids watch TV when they're really young. Researchers said children who watched more TV were less likely to participate in class and had lower maths scores.
Parents who yell at their kids a lot. Shouting, cursing and insults can have the same negative effects as physical discipline.
They're helicopter parents. Over-controlling parents have been linked to higher levels of anxiety and depression in children. Researchers found these children were less open to new ideas and more self-conscious.
Parents who are emotionally distant. This can contribute to: behavioural problems, insecurity, and emotional difficulties.
Parents who spank their kids. First graders who already had behavioural problems were even more disruptive if their parents spanked them. Spanking has also been linked to mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.