Am I Pushing My Kid to Succeed to Make Myself Look Good?

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I wrote a story in October that hit a nerve. It was about the pressure we put on kids to succeed and how it’s damaging their mental health.

Most people commiserated; some told me I should stop living my life through my child.

That hurt.



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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley


Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.