Want to REALLY help your kids? Let them fail.

In mid-March a collective gasp erupted across the country as people were stunned – stunned! – to discover that rich people sometimes buy their way into elite universities. Mom and Dad wanted their offspring to have the best and they were going for it.

As someone who works in higher education, I’ve seen more and more of this lately, and it is enough to make me want to poke pencils in my eyes. This self-mutilation urge comes from wondering why parents haven’t heard me as I’ve howled to the universe, “Stop helping your kids so much!” Your “support” is doing something you really don’t want to happen: It is making your children unteachable. I know, because I see them when they get to college.

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