Young people are free to decide whether they will leave their successes up to luck, talent or hard work. It doesn’t work to have a teacher or a parent make the choice for them. That is a short-term fix for a lifetime challenge.
Why would a school that is focused on individual genius and self-paced work lace it with a punitive system of behavior control?
Conflicts don’t need to be volatile and negative; they can lead to increased understanding and creative thinking. It’s how we deal with conflict that determines the outcome.
Of the traits parents carry, there are two that yield the strongest impact in equipping children to become thriving, independent, kind and purposeful humans.
Hovering over our children does long-term damage to their confidence and well-being.