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Madeline Levine on how to ‘Teach Your Children Well’

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According to psychologist MADELINE LEVINE, PhD, 25 percent of students attending Ivy League colleges have symptoms of anxiety or depression. When she wrote “The Price of Privilege” in 2006, Levine says she had to sell the idea that there was a problem of overly accommodating, competitive parents fighting to get their kids into top schools. Eight years later, she sees parents are still focusing on the wrong things, and it’s not only in the very affluent communities. With her new book, “Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success,” Levine points out ways parents can nurture their children with other skills – a sense of self, being empathic and remembering to play – in addition to the intense grooming so valued for success in today’s cut-throat academic environment.

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