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12/27/2018

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Apparently a 5-1 or 6-1 ratio is "magical" in other areas as well. See the references below:

Ratio for interactions with children - https://www.apacenter.com/magic-ratio-positive-parenting/

"One of their findings is that in stable, healthy relationships there is a ratio of 5:1 positive feelings and interactions for every one negative feeling and interaction."

Teacher ratio - https://repository.asu.edu/attachments/56392/content/Sprouls_asu_0010E_10359.pdf

"Likewise, recommendations have been made that teachers should sustain a ratio of six positive social engagements for every negative interaction in order to encourage a positive classroom climate (Latham, 1992)."

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