Nelson Mandela was adopted by the leader of the Thembu tribe after his father died in 1927. His adopted father, Jongintaba Dalindyebo, saw potential in him and helped encourage him to be a young leader in the tribe.
There was a 70 year study on over 70,000 children in Britain after WW2 on how to be a good parent. The most important factor is, don’t be poor. Other factors include listening, setting goals, exercise, and maintaining a bedtime.
When Miley Cyrus was younger, she was hired by her dad to pick up bras and panties thrown at him during his concerts. She was paid $10.
Martin Pistorius fell into a coma at age twelve. He was trapped in his body for 12 years. When he showed signs of recovery, his mother quit her job and worked with him for two years, teaching him to speak with a computer. He went on to get a degree, learn to drive, and get married.
A 60 years old Japanese truck driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother.
A dad in Texas couldn’t find an amusement park that would accommodate his daughter with special needs so he sold his homebuilding business and built a completely accessible amusement park for kids with special needs called Morgan’s Wonderland.
Most parents do not successfully transmit their political values to their children, according to new research which found education appears to make children more likely to reject whatever that they believe their parents to be.
In 2012 an 11 year old boy accidentally flew to Rome alone without any money, passports, or boarding passes while running away from his mom in a mall. No one realized until the plane was already halfway to Italy.
Millennial dads are spending 3 times as much times with their kids than their fathers spent with them. Back in 1982, 43% of fathers admitted they’d never changed a diaper. Today, that number is down to about 3%.
Research shows that parents who want their children to cut back on screen-time must cut back on screen-time themselves.