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Choice theory is good parenting practice

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A fascinating study into the behaviour patterns of American sports stars showed that there’s one background difference between those who behave badly in public (party hard, break the law, alcohol issues, etc.) and those that behave well.   That background factor has nothing to do with race, education and social class.    It has everything to do with parenting.   The researcher found that those sports stars that had been given training in decision-making from a young age, grew up making smarter choices than those who had all decisions made for them.     Sports stars who came from an authoritarian parenting background (Do as I say) or a permissive background (Do as you want) were more likely to make, in some cases, appalling life choices.   Now, I’m always a little sceptical about claims made by various studies, as u...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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