Parents are known for being hands-on with their children in hopes of boosting their overall growth. A new study suggests that the profession a child decides to enter into in adulthood could be determined by the way they were raised.According to research published in Child Development Perspectives, a child's overall development could be determined by the day-to-day decisions their parents make for them. Parental guidance could be key for helping a child find his or her strengths.Previous studies have measured the kinds of boundaries set for their children, how they're punished and how much love and affection a parent shows. This study looks to examine how much a parent's involvement in their child's overall development plays into their future."It's not an easy set of behaviors to observe and quantify because it's more complex in that it relates to parental goals that they have for their children," said psychologist George W. Holden at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "It's also multi-faceted. It's not a simple unitary behavior that can be easily and reliably counted up. So there are methodological reasons it hasn't been studied, and there are also biases and theoretical orientations that have neglected this."
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