Saturday, January 1, 2011

What Makes You a Good Parent?

In the November 2010 issue of Scientific American Mind a new study is covered that examines what makes a good parent.  Notably, the number two attribute is managing stress for yourself and your children.  The number three attribute is having good relationships with people both in and out of the home, as opposed to a more child-centered relationship model.  Take a look at the article at:  Here is the list of the top ten attributes:
1.  Love and Affection.
2.  Stress Management.
3.  Relationship Skills.
4.  Autonomy and Independence (treating your children with respect and trust).
5.  Education and Learning.
6.  Life Skills.
7.  Behavior Management.
8.  Health.
9.  Religion.
10.  Safety.
Here is a link to take Robert Epstein's (author of the article) parenting test:   For those of you who are teachers, this might be an interesting conversation on a parenting night. 


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