April 2, 2019
…”many parents have come to assume that good grades and test scores are the best measures of achievement and the most reliable key to future happiness. But they are mistaken. If you want your child to be 'healthy and wealthy and wise’ (Benjamin Franklin), then your first priority should not be measures of cognitive achievement, such as high grades or test scores, but measures of “conscientiousness", such as honesty, integrity, and self-control.”
Excerpt taken from the New York Times Bestseller, “The Collapse of Parenting, How we Hurt our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups", written by Leonard Sax, MD.PhD (p.121, Chapter 5 - What Matters?)
This is a short excerpt from the above mentioned book that covers topics such as: Why so many children are overweight, the culture of disrespect, and why children are so fragile in today’s world. It gives a fascinating account, which hits close to home, as to what today’s current parenting challenges are and recommends viable solutions as to how to best handle them.
The Collapse of Parenting is a quick read, but one that is highly recommended as a manual of sorts in helping navigate parenting in today’s world.