There are many forms of intelligences. SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL intelligence is a predeterminer for furture success. It is the reason why schools attempt to focus on ‘values’ programs like You Can Do It! Teaching children to become resilient, persistent, organized, how to get along, and….. IT is packed with progressive lessons to help teachers instill these values within their school population…but just how much of this is valid when schools are fighting against a much larger adversary – a child’s home life.
How do parents’ behavior affect the life of their children both in the short and long term and how differences in children’s temperament play a role in their future achievements and relationships?
It’s not too much of a stretch in the imagination to realise that the type of emotional support a child receives during their first three and a half years can impact their education, social life and romantic relationships even 20 or 30 years later.
Children raised in supportive and caring home environments tend to do better at school academically, and are more likely to attain higher degrees as adults. They were also more likely to get along with their peers and feel satisfied in their romantic relationships.
These children are taught to persevere in times of difficulties and stress, to be organised and to prioritise.
As a parent, our role is to communicate openly to allow our children to know that we are here for you when you are upset, when you need me for support and guidance. But that I am also here to champion you, and cheer you on.
So, what are the other factors that can influence your child’s future successes?
- parental behaviours
- socioeconomic status
- the environment in which they grow up
- quality of home life
- genetic factors
- psychological makeup (which can be effected by parental behaviours)
So what does this all mean? For one, it means that human development is complicated and impacted by many external and internal factors. Our early familial experiences are likely to affect us to a certain extent, and this coupled with other influences can predispose us to being more sensitive to how we deal with certain conditions in our environment.
What do you think?