Friday, May 15, 2009

Mothers Talk related to Kids Social skill

From CNN,

Mothers often get blamed for the way their children turn out, and a new study gives additional weight to that accusation.

Research from the United Kingdom shows that the way mothers talk to their children at a young age influences their social skills later in childhood.

It also says,

But social understanding does not guarantee good behavior, the authors said. Children who showed the most sophisticated social skills in this study also behaved the most negatively toward their mothers in the team task of steering a model car around a race track. This suggests that social understanding isn't everything and must be used in beneficial ways, Yuill said.

3 comments:

indosungod said...

As if there is not enough for mothers to worry about already. 57 families! Enough? to base an outcome on that?

Sheela said...

good point, indosungod...

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman was an eye-opening for me book when Ana was little - to equip the little ones with the vocabulary to express their feelings/moods and to help them learn to empathize...

Bong Mom said...

You are right Indo and to be truthful my parents and their generation didn't really give so much thought to such stuff and we were raised ok I guess

If my daughters grow up to be like me or the husband or the friends around, it won't be too bad :)