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The 10 Speed Test - Teaching Kids Responsibility and Sense of Accomplishment

It’s tempting to fix our children’s problems for them. If it takes money, the dollar amount is usually small so it’s not a big deal for us – and it would make them ever so happy to be able to afford the fancy gumball. But in many cases, coming to the rescue with money is the last thing we should do, as it may hinder teaching kids responsibility and nurturing a sense of accomplishment. A friend of mine is a schoolteacher and often tells the story of Sally, one of his 7th grade students some 40 years ago. She came from a very well-to-do family in Minnesota but knew the value of hard work. Sally was a nice kid with attentive and supportive parents. While there were many well-adjusted kids in t

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