The Science of Patience

Demonstrating patience makes children feel cared for and loved. And is key in creating meaningful relationships and good communication.

What is the science behind it?
  • Science proves that the less punishing the parental style, the better for the child.

  • When parents lose their patience, they remove a child’s attention from the lesson at hand and create stress and frustration for their children.

  • Neuroscience shows that the brain of a child is not mature enough to calmly handle frustration. It is up to the parents to remain patient and soothe the child.

  • Nurturing patience, self-control and emotional intelligence helps a child’s brain to mature.

  • Children whose parents express a lot of anger are more aggressive and more depressed than peers from calmers families. They also perform worse in schools.

Science Sheet

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