We all want the best for our kids. And there’s no shortage of advice for parents about how to prepare them for the future: move to a neighborhood with good schools; ace the standardized tests; attend a top college.
But our kids deserve so much more. They deserve opportunities to discover their unique interests and talents, to make mistakes and learn from them, and to become curious and confident adults. Our kids deserve to pursue the lives they want to live—filled with financial security, purposeful work, meaningful relationships, and networks of support. The good news is that we don’t have to choose between success and fulfillment for our kids—they can have both.
In Prepared, author Diane Tavenner shares her journey as an educator, mother, and leader of one of America’s most innovative public-school networks. She gives parents a roadmap to prepare their children to succeed in college, thrive in today’s workplace, and lead secure and fulfilled lives.