The point that made me sit in my car long after I needed to was how what predicts success later in life is not high school. It was found that kids who drop out and take the
It is learning to stick with something. The kids who stayed in school did not gain advantage from the classroom content. They were kids more likely to stay through until the end of something.
What gave kids an advantage through life was having support from a trusted adult and a demonstration of "values" or "character traits."
It's being the mother duck to the ducklings: here's how we do this, how we do that.
Teachers don't get that latitude. Parents have the edge at raising successful people--as long as they know their power.
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