Parents who reward effort, not grades, in my experience, seem to trust their kids more and treat them with more respect. This, in turn, leads to parents and kids enjoying learning as part of their family's values.
As someone who is passionate about entrepreneurship as it applies to myself and my clients, I love encouraging independence in my children and reminding them that you are never too young to do something incredible
My kids are smart. They have a genetic predisposition. I was smart. Their dad was smart. We had high GPAs. We graduated college with suma-cum-somethings. We were a parent's dream. Until Henry graduated, couldn't get a job and had to borrow money from his parents.
Once a parent drops The Genius Bomb, teachers and administrators have two choices. They can keep trying to assure the parent that they are indeed equipped to handle even the most maladjusted little prodigy, or not.