Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids

From NA KIM Dec. 2019 The Atlantic

“Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids” by Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant in the December 2019 The Atlantic captures so many fine points in raising kids. Here is the exquisitely powerful opening paragraph:

“As anyone who has been called out for hypocrisy by a small child knows, kids are exquisitely attuned to gaps between what grown-ups say and what grown-ups do. If you survey American parents about what they want for their kids, more than 90 percent say one of their top priorities is that their children be caring. This makes sense: Kindness and concern for others are held as moral virtues in nearly every society and every major religion. But when you ask children what their parents want for them, 81 percent say their parents value achievement and happiness over caring.”