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The Sweet Spot

Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

The appeal of Divergent to the middle school crowd is obvious, given the pressure that many teens feel to conform to a rigid set of standards set by their peers, parents and schools. But I also see Roth's dystopia as a commentary on the adult world we live in.

What I Saw When I Finally Stopped To Look At My Kids

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Julianna W. Miner

It hit me like a ton of bricks last week. I was at the community pool, looking around to see what my kids were up to. Then I really looked at them. As I sat there drinking lukewarm coffee, I realized, Oh my God. Here I am.