Washington Post: “If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten”

by English Hound - Friday, August 7th, 2015 @ 4:25 PM
 

Author Emma Brown writes about the latest research from Pennsylvania State University which found that kindergartners’ ability to share, cooperate and get along well with others can be powerful predictors for success later in life. According to Damon E. Jones, the lead author of the research published in the American Journal of Public Health, this study suggests that early childhood education programs and schools could help develop these social skills early on to help promote later success.

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.

Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the law.

The research, which involved tracking nearly 800 students for two decades, suggests that specific social-emotional skills among young children can be powerful predictors for success later in life. [Read More]

 
 

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