Erica Rascon-Ramirez, a professor at the University of Essex, conducted a study which showed that children who had strict parents, were more self-confident and secure. Over 15000 schoolgirls between the age of 13 and 14 took part in the 4-year study. The study also showed that successful people had very demanding mothers.
Naturally, I thought about my mum and how she raised my two sisters and I. My mum was strict! But it came from a good place and thankfully we turned out okay😊 So based on my personal experience I’d say there just might be some truth in this research and to be honest I do thank her for raising us well💕
Then again “better children” against what set of criteria? Successful by whose standards? How “strict” is strict? Let’s remember each child is unique with different (not necessarily better or worse) strengths and weaknesses. My take – BALANCE. Knowing your child and applying a right balance of “carrot and stick” is key to raising well-rounded productive children!
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