Parenting Style Can Have Effects All The Way Into Adulthood
A new study says "sensitive caregiving," or paying attention to a child's needs, predicts academic and social success up to at least age 32.By Steven Sparkman | December 29, 2014
It's probably no surprise children's experiences in their first few years are important for how they develop later on. Socially, academically, you name it.
But it might be a surprise just how important those experiences really are and how long the effects last. A new study says the style of parenting a child receives in the first three years of life is linked to success nearly 30 years down the line.
The study comes from authors at the universities of Delaware, Minnesota and Illinois, and says what it calls "sensitive caregiving" plays a role decades later in a person's academic and career performance, as well as their romantic and social relationships.