Raising a Moral Child by Adam Grant

April 14, 2014

In The New York Times, Adam Grant, author of “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success” gives a view of research from a number of studies that show the more and less effective ways to raise a caring child. He states that surveyed parents around the world more often chose caring, rather than achievement, as what they wanted for their children.

“Genetic twin studies suggest that anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our propensity to be giving and caring is inherited. That leaves a lot of room for nurture, and the evidence on how parents raise kind and compassionate children flies in the face of what many of even the most well-intentioned parents do in praising good behavior, responding to bad behavior, and communicating their values” he writes. Read his whole post here.

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