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Perhaps we reap what we sow. If we assume that children are a "problem" to be solved (to be controlled or crammed full of knowledge or taught how to behave), are we creating a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Rigor is pushing yourself beyond what is easy. Sports, reading, math, anger management, dieting -- to make progress in anything there has to be an element of rigor. Plain and simple.