Parenting Studies Have Shown…

Here is a list of actual parenting-related parenting studiesheadlines ripped straight from the World Wide Web. The headlines document the overall results of various studies related to parenting and/or child discipline. My reason for posting this list of headlines is explained afterwards.

New Study Shows Strict Parenting Can Lead to Drug Abuse

Parents Who Promote Less Rigid Lifestyles for Children Prove More Effective

Strong Bonds With Parents Linked To Better Future Relationships

‘Helicopter’ Parents Have Neurotic Kids, Study Suggests

Depression Likely to Cause Difficulties in Parenting: Study

Children of overbearing parents more likely to go off the rails: UK Study

One in 28 US kids has a parent in prison: study

The longer parents smoke, the more likely their kids will, too: study

Study: Same-sex couples just as good, if not better, at parenting

Parents often spank out of anger and for trivial reasons, real-time study finds

National Study: Mobile Devices Are Changing Parenting, Childhood, And Family Values

Study: ‘Tiger Parenting’ Tough on Kids

Parents on Smartphones Ignore Their Kids, Study Finds

Single-Parent Kids More at Risk

Yelling At Kids Could Be Just As Harmful As Physical Discipline, Study Suggests

Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young children, study suggests

The best parents balance discipline with love: study

Parents: Yelling and swearing at teens can backfire

Study: Verbal, Physical Abuse Have Similar Effects On Children

Now for the reason that I posted this list: Do ANY of the “findings” surprise you? I’d say that basically ALL of these studies are simply confirming what any logical, thinking person already knows. I’m­ sure that a lot of time, energy, and effort went into these studies.

Next time, save yourself the time and effort – just ask me and I’ll tell you what your results will be. Okay, so I’m­ really not THAT arrogant. My point is this: I look up a lot of information related to parenting and child discipline because of the websites I run. I come across a lot of these “studies” that basically tell me a lot of what I already know. I would love to come across some more creative studies with some more surprising findings – that’s all. Did any of the above headlines actually surprise YOU?