Back-to-School: The Best Predictor of Your Child Doing Well

August 19, 2014 5:07 PM

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Back-to-School: The Best Predictor of Your Child Doing Well

This month parents all over America are busy preparing their children to go back to school, but one task that's probably not on anyone's to-do list is lowering mom and dad's stress level. And yet alleviating stress at home is one of the most important factors for increasing the odds of a child achieving higher grades, strong social skills, and good behavior at school.

Here's why. A parent's frame of mind shapes a child's mind set, which in turn shapes that child's brain. If a parent is stressed and anxious, it's quite likely their child will be stressed and anxious as well. Unhealthy amounts of stress hormones will course through their developing brain, and that ...

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