Top Parenting Tips


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There are a number of common factors that parents of successful children have:

  • Parents of successful children teach their children to develop strong social skills, often by role modelling these directly. Socially-skilled children, who can learn to co-operate with others, be kind and helpful, and who can understand their own emotions, are more likely to go on to university and to secure a full-time job by the time they are in their twenties.
  • Parents of successful children generally have mothers who work. Daughters of working mums have an increased likelihood of securing a more successful careers than those raised by stay-at-home mums. Sons of working mums also tend to better learn their responsibilities towards domestic and childcare duties. All children with working mothers develop a clearer understanding and belief in gender equality. 
  • Parents of successful children have generally achieved higher levels of education themselves and have high expectations. "... what one person expects of another can come to serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy."
  • Parents of successful children do not overly-exhibit stress or anxiety. They provide a secure emotional base for their children. If a parent is tired, anxious or stressed, this will infect and impact upon their child. 
  • Parents of successful children value their child's effort more than their achievement. They see failure not as something to avoid, but as a challenge to overcome, as a prompt to further grow and stretch abilities.


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Whoever we are, wherever we may be,
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