Did you have strict parenting style, strict mother who ordered you around to do your homework, be aware of your future plans and of course clean your room?
Then, it is most likely that today you are successful person even though you may consider that your childhood was a living hell. According to the latest research it was shown that adamant nagging mothers who tried to stay on top of their children had more successful children.
So, if you are one of those children, and now you are adult you will probably wish to thank your mother for raising you in a strict way.
Conducted Study on Strict Parenting
Erica Rascon, a professor from the University of Essex, has carried out a study on strict parenting. Her findings showed that successful children, today adult persons, have strict highly demanding mothers. This study included approximately 15,000 children in the age range of 13-14, from 2004 to 2010.
The results revealed that those children with more strict mothers having high expectations for their children turned out to be more secure and confident. Furthermore, having a nagging mother lowered the chances of getting pregnant early by 4%.
Most of the persons with highly demanding mothers finished college and found a good job. This may sound frustrating for some of the teenagers today, but the reality shows that strict and persistent mothers have more successful children.
What is even more interesting is the fact that children show success in doing what their parents think it is most suitable for them. Even though children always tend to avoid parents advice, the fact is that their recommendations will still influence children’s decisions.
When you are child and have such a strict mother you may consider her as the biggest enemy in your life, however thanks to this strict parenting you are most likely to turn out as successful and self-established person. Later on, in your adult life most of you will feel grateful for such strict parenting as it will help you in your grown up life which is more complex than childhood itself.
The chances are that you will try to adopt the same raising style for your children.