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Author to lecture on teen resilience this Friday

Original post made on Sep 25, 2012

The community is invited to an evening of discussion about "strategies for raising healthy and motivated kids" this Friday, Sept. 28, at Stanford University. The annual event is sponsored by Challenge Success, a Stanford-based group that promotes strategies for raising resilient children without excessive focus on grades, test scores and performance.

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Posted by kk
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

STOP PUSHING KIDS AND PARENTS WITH THESE RIDICULOUS STRATEGY GUIDELINES. We don't need more parents pushing kids. YOU don't teach this, they are born this way. Its a personality trait. Is her next book on how to Raise a 'TYPE A" PERSONALITY???

Let the kids draw pictures and dream about dragons. We have enough perfect SAT scores (repeating the same garbage back like a parrot)...we need kids free to think and dream.

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Posted by Old Palo Alto
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

2 easy steps to raising good kids:

1. Set a good example.
2. Have something in common.

#1 is pretty straight forward.

#2 takes some effort. If you and your kid enjoy a sport(s) or hobby(ies) together, that's a great way to spend time together. If sports is the thing, focus on time together, not competition. More often than not parents focus on competing in sports and it ruins the whole reason for doing it.

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