Ten Principles for Parents of Educated Children

– from the back cover of The Educated Child

1

Parents are the first and most important teachers.

2

Your teaching must not stop when schooling starts.

3

The early years build the foundation for all later learning. Make it sturdy.

4

American schools are underperforming. Trust but verify.

5

Learning requires discipline; discipline requires values.

6

Follow your common sense.

7

Content matters: what children study determines how well they learn.

8

Television is an enemy of good education.

9

Education reform is possible. You can change the system.

10

Aim high, expect much, and children will prosper.

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