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Overparenting: How Not to Get Kids Ready for School

….As I say in the introduction: “If I could be granted one wish for our children it would be that their parents and their teachers would shift their focus from test scores to enthusiasm, from measuring up to making something of yourself, from staying out of trouble to learning from mistakes, from getting into high school & college to getting the most out of it when they get there, from independence to interdependence, from goodness to having integrity, from fear to love.”

How should parents get their kids ready for school? Remember that if they are going to kindergarten, they have been practicing being human in this world for 43,000 hours already, believe in them, and remember who’s going to school this week. Enjoy your children.

The more we blame the parents for the kids, the worse it gets. Overparenting has become an epidemic.

via Overparenting: How Not to Get Kids Ready for School.