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    The Key to Raising Happy, Successful Kids

    Throw out the checklists. In the burnout world of driving our kids to get into “the right college” by getting the best test scores and leading the right clubs, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Stanford’s former dean of freshmen, gives parents an interesting new perspective: the checklisted child’s. Replace the accolade-hunting with unconditional love and chores, she recommends. Turns out, the most successful adults had to do chores when they were kids. Since I’m constantly trying to evolve, and a lot of that energy is focused on being the best father I can be, I found this TED Talk well worthwhile.

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