Dr. Eric Dubow, lead researcher from the study found out that the parent’s education level when the kid is 8 years old is an important indicator of kid’s educational and occupational success for the child, 40 years later.
6) They teach their kids Maths early on in life
According to a study conducted by Northwestern University in 2007, of around 35000 kids across U.S., Canada and England, development of math skills early in life can be a huge determinant of kid’s success in future.
The paramount importance of early math skills — of beginning school with a knowledge of numbers, number order, and other rudimentary math concepts — is one of the puzzles coming out of the study, said author Greg Duncan, “Mastery of early math skills predicts not only future math achievement, it also predicts future reading achievement.
Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that the kid gets the needed education in Maths especially in the early stages of development.
7) They offer sensitive care & genuine love
When a kid is born, they have no individual sense of identity. Their identity is totally enmeshed with their primary caregivers. It is around 2 to 3 years of age, that a kid starts developing ego or individual sense of identity.
The quality of the love & care that a kid gets at this time plays a crucial role in determining the self esteem and self worth of a child that he will carry along throughout his life.
A child, who gets consistent love and care from his parents during the developmental stage, grows up with a solid sense of self, free from the fear of abandonment, believing that this world is a safe space and he/she can get what he/she wants.
Loved children also enter adulthood with a deep internal sense of security, free from the fear of abandonment. With this internal sense of the consistent safety of the world, such a child is free to delay gratification of one kind or another, secure in the knowledge that the opportunity for gratification, like home and parents, is always there, available when needed.– M.Scott Peck, Road Less Travelled
8) They spend quality time with their kids
It is about the quality of time that parents spend with their kids and not the quantity of time.
Emotions and energies are contagious. If kids grow up in a home environment which has negative energy and are exposed to constant conflicts and anger outbursts, it can have a very negative effect on the kid’s mental makeup and psyche.
Negative home environment can cause the kids to be stressed out as well, explains sociologist Kei Nomaguchi.
9) They teach their kids a growth mindset
According to researcher Carol Dweck, there are two kinds of mindsets: fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
People with fixed mindset, believe that their talents and qualities are fixed traits and cannot be modified. These people spend their time in documenting their talents or intelligence rather than working to develop or enhance them.
They also have a notion that talent alone can lead to success and effort is not required.
On the other hand, people with growth mindset, believe that their skills and talents are not fixed and can be developed over time. When people believe that they can grow and get better, they realize they can get success by putting in more efforts.
So, they do not just rely on their talents to bring them success, but they go the extra mile and put in the time and effort to get successful.
How parents react to their kid’s success in their early years can have an effect on which mindset the kid will develop.
If they attribute their kids’ success to merely his talents and abilities and praise him for having those attributes, instead of praising them for the hard work or effort they have put in, it will make the kid develop a fixed mindset.