1. How working a part-time job increases the odds that a teen will be academically successful in college.
2. How the advice of author Meg Jay can help your kids leave behind fake, empty confidence and develop genuine professional confidence.
3. The most interesting points Jeffrey J. Selingo made about this subject in his acclaimed Washington Post article.
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