The Atlantic: parental pressure…

Former prima ballerina and now faculty member Kistler looks on during auditions for six-year-olds at the School of American Ballet in New York

Former prima ballerina and now faculty member Darci Kistler looks on during the first ever auditions for six-year-olds at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center in New York May 7, 2007. The previous minimum admission age was eight at SAB, the premier ballet academy in the U.S. and the official academy of the New York City Ballet, which places approximately 20 students annually with professional dance companies around the world. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES) – RTR1PGBC

I am forever pushing back against the demonization of parents. Many of us are doing the best we can, or at least the best we think we should be doing. There are some sobering facts here, and again, I am brought back to the work of Dr. Richard Weissbourd at Harvard.

The Atlantic: affluent parents pressuring children.

About Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

an educator in Independent Schools for over 28 years
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