Jan 31, 2020, 8:02 AM
—“I hate to say this but you make a big difference to your children with your genes, and very little difference to your children with your parenting”— Charles Murray
I say this slightly differently. Your genes determine everything about your children. Your principle job as a parent is not to improve your children (you can’t), but notto screw them up.
And you can reduce friction in life for them by training them in good habits (grooming, manners, ethics, morals) and to do as little harm to them as possible. 😉
Just don’t screw them up.
(Educational progress tells us nothing other than rate of maturity and conscientiousness).