Your Parenting Style Could Affect Your Child’s Work Ethics

Your Parenting Style Could Affect Your Child’s Work Ethics

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By Dianne Franc, Parent Herald

A new study found that people who do well in the workplace have a lot to do with the kind of parenting style that they experienced growing up and how they were raised by their parents. A person’s work ethic is greatly affected by how he was raised by his parents, which is why parents should be aware of this fact in order for their child to grow up having stability when it comes to keeping their jobs.

In an article published by Indian Express, scientists from the University of Alabama said that both parents have a huge effect on their child in terms of their behavior in their workplace, as they grow up.

One of the researchers, Peter Harms, pointed that mothers usually are the source of influence in their child since they are known as their primary caregivers. That said, children’s behavior is more is more affected by their moms.

Scientists of this study based their findings on John Bowlby’s research on the matter.

He stated that how parents deal with their parenting and applying discipline to their children would create a huge impact on how their kids would deal with relationships towards other people. This often affects their work ethic and the ability to keep a job.

The study also pointed that parents who are more reliable whenever their kids need them are the ones who tend to do well in the workplace. These children grew up to be more trusting and more functional when it comes to the job they are tasked to do. Science Daily also reported this study confirming that parents might just be the people responsible if their child turns out to be unstable in the workplace.

Dr. Peter Harms won’t exactly blame mothers alone, but there is a huge chance that they a lot to do with it since they tend to be closer to their child than the fathers.