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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Raising Children With a Wild Streak

Mark Pruett, an Assistant Professor in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University talks about his experience interviewing high school seniors seeking scholarships to attend Appalachian State University. His suggestions might surprise you. You can read the article here.


Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

I found this article to be a breath of fresh air.

It reminded me of a dilemma posed by the Singapore Minister of Education. He was bemoaning the fact that Singapore students lead most of the world in Math and Science but several years later the Americans are once again dominating the world economically in creative applications involving Math and Science concepts.

He poses the question, "What is it about the free-wheeling spirit of America that the rest of the world hasn't replicated yet?"

Maybe it is that stubborn independent streak that makes for frustrating parenting but often creates successful adults.

I love my kids! said...

I have heard that some of those very characteristics in childhood that are often frustrating for parents serve these same children well as they become adults - I'm hoping that pans out!;)