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Don’t Let Your Kid Take the Easy Path: Episode 108 with Scott Schimmel

In this insightful conversation, Scott Schimmel explores the complex dynamics of parenting, particularly as children transition into adulthood. Drawing from his 20 years of experience working with young adults and his personal journey as a parent, Scott delves into the challenges parents face in balancing their aspirations for their children's success with the necessity of fostering their independence and resilience.


  • Parents struggle between wanting their child's success and ensuring their self-sufficiency.
  • Pushing children to overcome challenges is key to their development.
  • The temptation to steer children towards safer paths increases as they near adulthood.
  • Embracing the potential for failure is essential for children's growth and fulfillment.
  • Supporting children's passions, despite financial risks, prioritizes fulfillment over material success.
  • Balancing support and freedom allows children to develop independence and resilience.

Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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