Positive Parenting, Positive and Confident Children
A new study done on nearly 1900 children aged between 9 and 15 years old, with a genetic variation that predisposes to lower levels of serotonin in the brain — that can lead to a more sombre mood suggests that young whose parents are more involved and have a positive attitude, were more likely to keep the feelings and moods of happiness.
While children who have parents that did not argue showed fewer positive emotions in three independent experiments included in the study.
The study’s author, Benjamin l. Hankin, a professor at the children’s clinic and psychological cognitive development at the University of Denver, used an analogy to articulate with weeds and orchids to describe the way in which genes and education combine to affect the results of the children. ‘ a weed will grow anywhere, said Hankin, ‘ but if you’re an orchid, you’re probably more reactive and respond more easily to your environment.
If you live in a negative environment and painless as probably won’t grow to get a beautiful orchid. ‘ Study is published online in the journal Psychiatry translational. In the first experiment, parents have reported on the degree in which they used techniques of positive growth or support, and second, their behaviors have been observed in a laboratory.
In the final experiment, the children reported their perceptions of growth in an environment that is warm and positive.
All participants had an abbreviated version of the gene 5-HTTLPR, Hankin has noted that the research has been correlated with anxiety and depression before.
In this case, the researchers looked at the gene as a conductor towards a more sensitive, reactive mood, and the findings were the first empirical evidence that genetically susceptible individuals would suffer because of negative media and would bloom into positive ones.
‘What was the most surprising thing was that I found the same results in three independent studies, said Hankin. ‘ There’s a lot of controversy around veriditatii these types of genetic studies, because many times, the results don’t reproduce.
As scientists, when something happens three times in a row, we begin to believe … ‘Marta Flaum, children psychologist in Chappaqua, n.y., said the study underscores the importance of the environment to determine whether children will become adults happy and more successful.’
Because science becomes more sophisticated, we are better able to identify these genetic or biological markers and we can predict what will happen with the kids ‘, she said. ‘ we know how important is early intervention, and this study takes us in a direction that would help us intervene.’
Hankin noted that most people have no idea that their genes predispose their children to a low level of serotonin in the brain, but children who seem chronically whims are susceptible to be affected thereby.
‘So, if you are a parent, and you have a child who has a difficult temperament, manner as we increase matters a lot ‘, he said. ‘ being a parent in a positive way you can achieve a lot.
‘But, regardless of genetics, each child can take advantage of the warm, supportive parents, said TB R Briggs, a psychologist, and director of the children’s program “healthy Steps” at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
‘Parenting is an incredibly powerful tool for changing children, so support is the way that every child should be increased, “said Briggs.
‘This is true for all children, even children who come into this world with a little genetic disability and sensitivity.’
Why have a kid if you’re not ready to give him the love and education? You can offer him all the things in the world, toys … clothes … vacations … all sorts of other material pleasures, won’t mean anything if it doesn’t offer love and education.
There are people who work in the morning until the evening to maintain family, for “have you put on the table,” but stress and lack of time they get to be big barriers between them and their children, who come to be raised by strangers (nannies, MMPC.. and so on) or family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, or in many cases any neighbor).
Do we even wish for our children to be educated by anyone other than us? The parent-child relationship must be recommended in the first place.
These kids when they grow larger they think wistfully about what toys or expensive clothes they had bought time for parents but spent quality time together.
A famous writer defines this relationship very suggestive of child-parent: ‘ children do not owe to their parents their lives but their growth’.
In the article above to make a comparison between kids and weeds or orchids. I would do one between children and flowers. Children are like flowers. Beautiful but sensitive, soft and gentle. Must be treated with great caution, and with love and all this must put an education both spiritual and material.
Thus these flowers can grow to a large and beautiful looking towards the sun. Children who cannot look towards the sun, which does not have all the water, love and education required, will grow crooked, who are afraid and insecure.
They will be crooked to see the sun hidden amongst the clouds of ignorance of parents. Children are the future. It sounds logical, will come a time when we are not going to be, but it will be our children.
Try to educate your children so that they will be better than you were. And maybe, if we can’t, maybe through our children there will be a change in this world!