Summary: Out of the way, lawnmower parents

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Questions we explored this week:

  • What are the risks of lawn-mower parenting and how can parents avoid that during college apps?
  • Poll results: What about college admissions alarms most Americans?
  • What does a fake athletic profile, engineered for elite college admissions at $250k USD, look like?

March 15, 2019 — Amidst the college admissions scandal, parenting authors recommend teaching kids how to fail.
What? Parents want to “mow down” every obstacle their children experience. However, chil...

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