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Parenting children

The #1 Thing You Might Be Doing That Guarantees Your Child’s Failure (And What to Do About It)

If you’re like most parents, then I bet you think you’re doing everything you can to help your child be successful. The Number One Thing You Might Be Doing to Guarantee Your Child Fails

Okay, maybe not everything you should be doing – but a lot.

Between the music lessons, art therapy, private tutors, hyperbaric therapy and special gluten/casein-free diet, there isn’t much more you could fit in – or so you imagine.

But what if I told you about the one thing you might be doing that actually increases your child’s chances of failure?

Success isn’t about having the best teachers or being the smartest kid in the class.

Maybe you think your child is guaranteed to be a success if you follow the magic formula: the most demanding curriculum, taught by the best teachers, at the best schools. Followed up of course, by the latest in educational software and extracurricular “enrichment.”

You couldn’t be more wrong.

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Parenting children

Why Screwing Up Is Good for Your Kids

Sometimes you get to the point where you are sick and tired of rescuing your kid from disaster. children's success

It’s not like you don’t care. You do. But eventually you start to wonder if maybe your son isn't doomed for life if you don't stay up until 2 am to finish that (very, very overdue) science paper.

Or maybe, just maybe, your 13 year old daughter won’t melt into a puddle of steaming goo if you let her take the bus after she refuses to get out of bed on time – for the third time this week.

Somewhere in the deep recesses of your brain (the one that used to function a lot faster way back when) you know it’s not the greatest way to teach your kids responsibility, independence, or any of those other high-falutin’ ideas you used to trumpet when the kids were still cute little balls of fat that spit up on you occasionally.

But somehow watching your kids fail feels like getting a test back full of red x’s.

Wonder why? Read on. 

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