I don’t have the magical solution, and to be honest, I don’t think anyone does. There are certain things that can help – sure: access to safe, outdoorsy areas, good friends, a stable home life, etc… But beyond the basic necessities, I feel like it all comes down to the individual kid and family. That being said, this infographic has been making the rounds:
(You may need to zoom in to read it all!)
So what say you? I did happen to find the following pretty interesting:
A mom’s satisfaction with her life is more important to a young child’s social and emotional skills than her education, income or job status.