No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.
But let's face it. No one feels fantastic all the time. We feel a wide range of emotions -- as we should. Happiness is not about trying to feel joyful all the time; denying negative emotion. So here are three surprisingly easy research-backed habits that can add more happiness to your life right now.
With parents at the helm, kids aren't learning how to learn, at best they're learning how to get the right answer and in many cases may be led astray by parents -- however well meaning -- who don't understand the work. The conclusion? Parental engagement in children's education has no appreciable impact on their success in school.