The Parenting Lab
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE PARENTS
OF SUCCESSFUL, HAPPY CHILDREN?
About The Parenting Lab
When I learned I was going to be a parent for the first time, I wanted to learn how parents of successful children thought about parenting. I had already studied what the academics had to say about the matter but I wanted to hear from the actual parents. I wanted to hear the stories and the wisdom behind the data.
Mike Tyson said 'Everyone has a plan until they get punched'. I wanted to hear from the parents that had lived through the 'blows' of parenthood and came out the other side with a successful, happy child.
Where I'm Starting: Ivy League Kids
I'm learning from parents that raised a kid that was accepted into the Ivy League or the equivalent (eg Stanford, Cal, etc).
A few of the questions I have for these parents:
How to nurture a child's curiosity?
How to nurture a child's autonomy?
How to support a child in setbacks or failures?
How to structure time?
How to instill self-care habits and avoid burnout?
How to motivate a child?
How to handle digital distractions?
I am a tech entrepreneur fascinated with the science of happiness & flourishing. I studied Cognitive Science and Computer Science at UCLA and completed my graduate work at UPenn where I worked at the intersection of tech and positive psychology.
My work has been featured in SF Chronicle, SD Tribune, NBC, ABC, Live Happy, and more.
I hope you join me on this journey to find the wisdom and skill of parents.
Zack Prager, MAPP