So, recently someone sent me this article: Good parenting helps difficult babies perform well in school. Sigh. Where to start....
So, recently someone sent me this article: Good parenting helps difficult babies perform well in school. Sigh. Where to start. I guess we'll look at the key findings in the "study" and then move on to opinion. This study, recently conducted at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found the following:
- When mothers of six month olds were asked about their baby's temperaments it was noted that, "Children who did not respond well to new situations and people, were very active, had intense emotions, cried a lot, and did not adapt well were classified as having difficult temperaments."
- Later, teachers of these babies, once they reached 1st grade, also were asked about the child's temperament.
- What researchers found from both the thoughts of the mothers, teachers, and from observing the mothers, is that, "The key to first-grade adjustment for both difficult and easy infants was good parenting."