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#1 of 2 Old 07-08-2013, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just read a post on the Motherlode blog over on NYTimes.com by a psychologist about the unintended harm that parents do to their children when they make their child "the exception to every rule", meaning they try to bend the rules to spare their children.

 

As she points out, there is new research that suggests that a big indicator of adult happiness is childhood conscientiousness. 

 

 

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When we look at the research on the childhood precursors of adult well-being – the traits we see in children who go on to become happy adults – we find that the driving factor is childhood conscientiousness, not childhood happiness. Children who are industrious, orderly and have good self-control are more likely than their careless or undisciplined peers to grow into happy adults.

 

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Good info for me as a new mama.

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