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Want Successful Kids? Don’t Push Them to Excel in School

Why “tiger parents” fail to prepare their kids for life outside of the classroom

I teach math in Asia. As you can imagine, I encounter a lot of tiger moms (and dads) who insist their kids must get perfect grades. I have seen numerous parents apologize to me after their kids scored 89% on a test — in the Asian…

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Philip S. Naudus

High school teacher by day, koala by night. Founder of Koala Quest. My wife is a cartoonist with a Ph.D., and she co-authors all of these articles.