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Children Feel Most Positively about Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy

Jan. 27, 2015

Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children’s development socially, emotionally and academically. Although previous studies have demonstrated the importance of promoting children’s autonomy, available research often has not addressed ways parental respect for autonomy may affect parent-child relationships. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that mothers who support their children’s need for autonomy as the children grow tend to be viewed more positively by their children.  Full Story
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Girls Lead Boys in Academic Achievement Globally

International study may have implications for educational policy

Jan. 26, 2015

Considerable attention has been paid to how boys’ educational achievements in science and math compare to girls’ accomplishments in those areas, often leading to the assumption that boys outperform girls in these areas. Now, using international data, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, have determined that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70 percent of the countries they studied—regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.  Full Story
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