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What is Success Anyway? I Just Want My Children to Be Kind

Let’s redefine “extraordinary”.

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How to raise a “successful” child has always been a hot topic in the parenting world, and as a mom of two toddler boys, I reflect on this concept a lot. Because when asked recently what I wanted for my children’s future, the word “successful” didn’t immediately come to mind (gasp). Instead, my straight answer was




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Amanda Clark-Rudolph

Amanda Clark-Rudolph

Amanda is a work at home mama who contributes to various magazines and blogs. Contact her at for interview or blog articles.

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