Why High Achievement Cultures Can Kill Kids’ Love Of Learning

Alison Escalante MD
Family Matters
Published in
3 min readNov 3, 2021

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Boy taking a test with a pencil
Research finds that high achievement cultures can kill the love of learning. Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Most parents believe that setting their kids up for a successful life means sending them to a good school. If their student attains academic achievement then they are on their way to a happy life, or so we believe. Then in 2019 the National Academy of Sciences designated kids at high-achieving U.S. high schools as an ‘ at-risk ‘ group for mental health problems.

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Alison Escalante MD
Family Matters

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