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Is Your Child Falling Behind?

Former Stanford dean shares the 8 skills everyone should have by age 18

Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers, bus drivers, mechanics – in the real world.

The crutch: We teach kids not to talk to strangers instead of teaching the more nuanced skill of how to discern the few bad strangers from the mostly good ones. Thus, kids end up not knowing how to approach strangers – respectfully and with eye contact – for the help, guidance, and direction they will need out in the world.