Why raising kids into good adults should be valued more

Last night, I was watched a panel of successful, entrepreneurial women dispense advice as part of a session at POLITICO‘s Women Rule Summit last December.  (SEE the video HERE)
Much of the advice given at the “Creating your own corporate ladder” session was inspirational and inspiring. Perhaps, however, none was more to me awesome to me as a parent than what Kara Goldin, founder of Hint Water, said about  her children.  
She spoke about her four school-aged children growing to learn about entrepreneurship.
Goldin said someone recently told her “there is almost no way” her kids won’t be entrepreneurs “because they’ve grown up in a house where they’ve seen their mom raising money; they’ve seen their mom hiring and firing people; they’ve seen their mom produce strategy and marketing plans sessions, so they have a lot knowledge of what it means to run a business and they are all between the ages of 9 and 15. “
Goldin, a former AOL executive, said she felt involving her children in her work is best for her two boys more so than her two girls because they will have no problem working with a female boss when they grow up. 
And there you have it. 
We live in a world with 7 billion people and while none of us are perfect, there is more than an adequate amount of people who make a mess of things because they weren’t raised to respect process, hierarchy, and other people’s hustle. So many learned the world from a linear, one note viewpoint and not to be flexible. Kudos to the moms and dads who do their part to populate the world with better humans. 
No group of people have the most opportunity to do that than parents, especially home schoolers and stay-at-home or work from home moms who get to spend the most time with their children, generally.
Parents, even those without the most financial means, who put their children’s upbringing and needs ahead of superficial things, pleasures and other distractions are going to be the best at raising next generation humans because they are going to research and find the opportunities, resources and support, and go above and beyond no matter what. The output of all that effort will net better, more empathetic and conscientious adults. 
A hardy hats off to them because that matters. 

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