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    Anonymous Coward, 4 May 2015 @ 5:59pm

    Parental cultures vary quite significantly around the world.

    Sounds like there are few places where the U.S. needs to go do some "teaching". Think of the children!

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    indy, 4 May 2015 @ 6:03pm

    heh

    "there should probably be a nice middle ground. "

    This is funny because I teach my kids not to use the word "should,"(either do it or don't) or "nice" (implies judgment)."

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    Anonymous Coward, 4 May 2015 @ 9:29pm

    You could at least reference the song for all these kids who won't know it :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RePtDvh4Yq4

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 May 2015 @ 1:02am

    Intrinsic motivation should be what drives kids to study hard and be diligent with chores.
    I actually let a chuckle out at this one, because we really need more studies in this area.
    Different kids will be interested in different things. Surely discipline can go a long way but you can't turn an F into an A+ on discipline alone.

    Off on a bit of a tangent but we're also getting more and more obsessed with the idea a younger (and paradoxically more experienced) workforce, ever trying to drive down the age barrier for school, high school and college lower and lower.

    This results in a few geniuses, yes, but also contributes to many cracked minds, school abandonment and even juvenile crime.

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