Don’t Forget the Families
Search Institute, 2015
Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths
What families do together to build strong relationships in their everyday lives is the foundation for children developing the character strengths they need for success in school, work, and life, according to a new national study from Search Institute.
Titled Don’t Forget the Families, the study of 1,085 parenting adults of 3- to 13-year-olds found that the quality of parent-child relationships is 10 times more powerful than demographics (race, ethnicity, family composition, and family income) in predicting whether children are developing critical character strengths they need to be their best in school and in life.These strengths include being motivated to learn, being responsible, and caring for others.
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