Research shows that positive parenting helps children do better in school, have fewer behavioral problems, and have stronger mental health. Neuroscientists discovered that positive parenting contributes to better functioning in the brain regions associated with emotions and cognition during the teen years.

We hear the term quite frequently: positive parenting. But what does it actually mean? Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teachers, and they play an important role in their child’s development from the very start. The ways in which parents raise their children have a long-term impact on children’s development and resilience. While this may seem like a lot of pressure, positive parenting is an evidence-based way for parents to raise their children to be resilient, empowered, and fulfilled individuals.