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“You’re smart.” Versus “You worked hard.”

Eliza lives down the street.  She’s seventeen now but we’ve known her since we moved to the neighborhood eight years ago.  She’s a tall girl with a tangle of blonde curls.  She’s often wearing splashes of colorful apparel, chosen more … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Persistence

All three of our kids play soccer on local teams.  Early on Todd and I chose soccer as a sport to start with in our family mostly because it requires you to run hard.  With three active kids living in … Continue reading

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