Praising your child and helping them with their homework won’t turn them into a ‘snowflake’, new research suggests.
Scientists have revealed that parents who are supportive protect their youngsters from wanting to commit suicide or sniff glue.
Youngsters are nearly seven times more likely to attempt to end their life as they grow older if they never received help with their homework, one study found.
And a seperate study, made by Brazilian researchers, showed teenagers are less likely to snort cocaine, drink alcohol or sniff glue if they have strict parents.
The findings question an array of research which has suggested extreme parenting can encourage children to rebel and experiment with drugs.