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TEAM at Shanghai Yacht Club with SHMBA

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We had a highly interactive session at the Shanghai Yacht Club yesterday afternoon where we presented to the Shanghai MBA Alumni Association. All of the members of this association have studied in universities overseas, and are highly interested in having their own children gain access to the best colleges in the world. The presentation was called, “High Achieving Parents: What to do About Your Child’s Education,” and was followed by a lively discussion.

All of the advice we offered was directed towards parents of primary and middle school children. We believe these years offer the best opportunity to teach your children to think critically and embrace the new :

Primary & Middle School Parent Suggestions

  • Encourage quality reading
  • Emphasize mastery of core skills: reading, writing, math
  • Be involved at school – know your teachers
  • Restrict electronics
  • Encourage physical activity
  • Encourage self reflection and responsibility
  • Allow for age appropriate independence 

One of the parents asked us what she could read to better educate herself about how to raise children. We think that’s a terrific question and offer the following suggestion:

Parenting With Love & Logic by: Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Mind in the Making by: Ellen Galinsky

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