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It’s not your fault. It really isn’t. As usual, we’re to blame. After all since birth we’ve scripted your lives with play dates, dance and tennis lessons, lacrosse and debate camps. If you didn’t know how to do something, we’d hire someoon to teach you. If you’re no good at basketball or baseball, try hockey, socceer golf, what about swimming— games where suburban kids can excel. Failure was anathema. An 80 in bio? Hire a tutor, change classes, schools. In P.S. 102 where my wife teaches, there’s...

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