Supportive Parenting Linked To Richer, Happier Children Later In Life

Parenting, the tough job and long-term commitment that it is, can have long-lasting effects — ones that can possibly make or break a person later in life.

Here’s a recent illustration: kids who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, increased happiness levels, high grades and strong morality later in life, a new Japanese study has revealed.

The research team — led by Nishimura Kazuo of Kobe University and Yagi Tadashi of Doshisha University — investigated the effects of prevailing parenting techniques in Japan. They surveyed 5,000 women and men and asked questions about their relationships with their parents in their childhood, eliciting responses to statements such as “My parents trusted me” and “I felt like my family had no interest in me.”

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