Positive Parenting: Raising Pro Social Kids

When it comes to parenting, there is no one-size-fits all approach. All children require different things.

Gustavo Carlo, a professor of diversity and multicultural studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, studied 462 U.S. Mexican teens and pre-teens to see how they are affected by different parenting styles.

Past studies have shown that authoritative parenting has led to better behavior in children.

In Carlo’s recent study, he found that some parenting styles led to prosocial behaviors in young adulthood. This meant that parents strive to be warm and caring but with a no-nonsense environment and strict consequences.

The research found that teens who are parented in a way that increases social behavior have better academic outcomes and they gained skills such as self-regulation.

Learn more in the video above.

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