Moms and Dads, please take this important survey to help all parents better understand children’s learning habits. Your answers are anonymous, you can have the study results emailed to you and you can enter to win $500!
It’ll only take you a few minutes and the information will help so many.
You may not know how to respond when your son cries out of frustration while doing a homework assignment. You might feel confused when your daughter’s friends are invited to a birthday party, and she isn’t.
Perhaps you feel frustrated by that fact that both your children seem unable to locate their shoes… ever!
As children grow, so do our concerns. Bullying, school cliques and media use are problems we may not have dealt with – but our children surely will.
As children grow, so do our concerns. We are well aware of the fact that this is a very different world then we grew up in. Wouldn’t it be helpful if parents, teachers and pediatricians were provided with concrete information on which family routines and behaviors improve academic success, increase social skills and promote emotional balance in children?
That’s the goal of The Learning Habit Study, the largest study on family routines in the history of the United States.
During the fall of 2012, a collaborative research team began development of an online scientific research study, with the goal of surveying 50,000 families. The study looks at parenting styles, academic achievement, emotional features, communication methods, and family interactions.
Led by Robert M. Pressman, Ph.D., ABPP, the research team includes Allison Schettini Evans, Ph.D., a pediatric neuropsychologist at Brown University School of Medicine, Dr. Judith Owens M.D., MPH, from Children’s National Medical Center and Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, M.S.W., LICSW. Clinical Director of the New England Center for Pediatric Psychology and best-selling author of The Narcissistic Family.
The data gathered from the study will provide critical information about the relationships between media use, grades, social interactions, and emotional learning. The study is available online from Sept. 3, 2013 – October 31, 2013.
“Every parent has valuable information to share. We want to hear from parents with children in grades K-12,” said Rebecca Jackson, who is coordinating the study outreach for Good Parent, Inc., with media partners, including: 5 Minutes for Mom, AOL / Huffington Post Parents, Web MD, Parents Magazine, and the National PTA.
Curious about the survey? Here’s how it works: parents are asked a series of questions about their child’s age, grade, type of school (public, private, homeschooling) and typical behaviors. They are also asked some questions about themselves that relate to parenting style. For example, would they describe themselves as “flexible about rules and routines?” The entire survey takes approximately 10 minutes.
Findings will be presented at the August 2014 American Psychological Association convention in Washington, D.C., and in the book, The Learning Habit, published by Penguin-Random House, available August 2014.
As an incentive, upon completion of the study, participants can enter a $500.00 Sweepstakes.