How to raise a kid right, from the longest study ever conducted…

It seems that in 1938, Harvard started a study looking at 200+ men, and followed their lives from then on to see who flourished, who didn’t, and the reasons behind why they might or might not have done so.

And they’re still studying them, now.

There’s a long article summarising the study, which is based around a (presumably much longer) book, but it does seem that regardless of background, it’s all about:

  • having a loving home
  • having a sense of humour
  • keeping active
  • finding love

Now, it would seem unlikely that we can help our toddler to find love at this early stage – unless it’s a love for dinosaurs and cars in which case he’s set – but it probably behooves us all as parents to make sure the other things are taken care of!