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The Trouble with Talent

The Asian belief in hard work as the key to success is one reason they outperform Americans academically...Americans are persuaded that success in school demands inborn talent...


The Trouble with Talent appeared in the July, 1993 issue of Lear's. For reprint rights information, please contact me at Kathyseal@gmail.com

This article appears in two college textbooks as an example of excellent writing.

Books and Articles

Books and Articles
It's not because of harsh parenting
Books and Articles
The Real Story of Asian-American Parenting
Why Asian-American Parenting Works
Why Limits are Good for Kids
A Better Way to Choose a College
What the research tells us