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From the Ted Talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

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Did I just say chores? Did I just say chores? I really did. But really, here's why. The longest longitudinal _____ of humans ever conducted is ______ the Harvard Grant Study. It found that ____________ success in life, which is what we want for our kids, that professional success in life comes from having done chores as a kid, and the _______ you started, the better, that a roll-up-your-sleeves- and-pitch-in mindset, a mindset that says, there's some unpleasant work, someone's got to do it, it might as well be me, a mindset that says, I will contribute my effort to the __________ of the whole, that that's what gets you ahead in the workplace. Now, we all know this. You know this.

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Did I just say chores? Did I just say chores? I really did. But really, here's why. The longest longitudinal study of humans ever conducted is called the Harvard Grant Study. It found that professional success in life, which is what we want for our kids, that professional success in life comes from having done chores as a kid, and the earlier you started, the better, that a roll-up-your-sleeves- and-pitch-in mindset, a mindset that says, there's some unpleasant work, someone's got to do it, it might as well be me, a mindset that says, I will contribute my effort to the betterment of the whole, that that's what gets you ahead in the workplace. Now, we all know this. You know this.

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