3. Listening Skills
Moms know all too well that one of kids’ favorite forms of passive resistance is to completely avoid looking you in the face while you’re talking to them. Aren’t they adorable? Most parents do make a point of insisting that kids look at them to show they’re paying attention to what’s being said. That kind of direct eye contact will make a good impression on teachers at school and it does train kids to listen by focusing their attention.

4. Confidence
Throughout the animal kingdom, a direct gaze is a sign of leadership and confidence. When kids learn to do this at an early age, people will respond accordingly and they won’t just look confident, they’ll be confident.