In other words, learn to get along and play nice. From AOL.com.
Research Says This is What You Need to Teach Your Kids in Kindergarten If You Ever Want Them to Go to College or Get a Job
The results showed that socially competent children were far more likely to earn a college degree and have a full-time job by 25 than those with limited social skills. Those with limited social skills also had a higher chance of getting arrested, binge drinking, and applying for public housing.
"This study shows that helping children develop social and emotional skills is one of the most important things we can do to prepare them for a healthy future," said Kristin Schubert, program director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which funded the research, in a release.
"From an early age, these skills can determine whether a child goes to college or prison, and whether they end up employed or addicted."
The good news, according to Damon Jones, lead author of the study, is that intervention at a young age can help improve social and emotional skills.
"This research by itself doesn't prove that higher social competence can lead to better outcomes later on," he said in a release. "But when combined with other research, it is clear that helping children develop these skills increases their chances of success in school, work, and life."