138-Why-‘Potential-is-a-Dangerous-Word-for-Parenting

Imagine having friends over for dinner. You have been preparing this meal for hours, shopping for the ingredients, prepping the meats, chopping vegetables. As you begin the dinner, one of your guests says, “Um, is this your best effort at cooking? I think you have more potential than this. Next time we come for dinner, please cook to your full potential.” Absurd, right? Well, regretfully, we do this to our children all the time...

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