The Science of Patience

Demonstrating patience makes children feel cared for and loved, and is key in creating meaningful relationships and good communication. Science proves that the less punishing the parental style, the better for the child. When parents lose their patience, they remove the child's attention from the lesson at hand and create stress and frustration for their children.


Neuroscience shows that the brain of a child is not mature enough to calmly handle frustration. Thus, it is upon parents to remain calm and soothe the child.


Nurturing patience, self-control and emotional intelligence helps a child’s brain to mature. Children whose parents express a lot of anger are more aggressive, more depressed and perform worse in school than peers from calmer families. Also, children whose parents practice more collaboration instead of punishment, are more emphatic and more cooperative with their parents. Research proves that those children who grow up to be patient do better than those who do not.