Do you want to instil the value of hard work in your kids? If so, try and demonstrate the effort you put in to achieve a goal, researchers said.
What findings showed?
- The findings showed babies as young as 15 months can learn the value of hard work, when they see parents struggling hard to achieve a goal.
- Babies, who watched an adult struggle to reach two different goals before succeeding.
- Tried harder at their own difficult tasks than babies who saw an adult succeed effortlessly.
- The study may offer some guidance for parents who hope to instil the value of effort in their children, the researchers noted.
What Researchers say?
- There’s some pressure on parents to make everything look easy and not get frustrated in front of their children”.
- “This study suggests that it may not be a bad thing to show your children that you are working hard to achieve your goals,”Researchers added.
- In the study, the team focussed on how children might learn, at a very early age.
- In addition,how to decide when to try hard and when it’s not worth the effort.
- For the study, the team designed an experiment in which 15-month-old babies first watched an adult perform two tasks.
- Then the babies were given a musical toy, whose button to turn the toy did not work.
- Babies who had seen researchers struggle before succeeding pressed the button nearly twice as many times overall as those who saw the adult easily succeed.
- They also pressed it nearly twice as many times before first asking for help or tossing the toy.
- Importantly, the study showed that people appear to be able to learn, from an early age, how to make decisions regarding effort allocation, the researchers noted.
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