Jerome Kagan urges you to;
- Don’t be harsh in your treatment.
- Be consistant in what you’re teaching.
- After your child’s 2nd birthday ensure you let your child know they are important and that you value them as a person.
- Be a good role model. Display by your own behaviour how you want your child to be. Children learn from what they see not what you say. If you want your child to be a great scientist YOU should show an interest in science.
Kagan says if you follow these few short principles you need not ever read a parenting book. I say it makes perfect sense.