College isn’t for everyone.

What if we could be this honest with our kids? For one, it would be an act of kindness. Recognizing that some high-schoolers would find greater success without pursuing a tertiary education isn’t a worrisome revelation, but a truth that could help students find dignity and value in exploring another path. It would facilitate maturation if we were to trust them with uncomfortable realities, allowing them to confront the unfairness of life and become more adaptable as a consequence.

American children aren’t bestowed the same level of confidence or agency that other countries afford their young…

Tanya Stahler

Unconventional mother. Race director and writer for Inside Trail Racing. Suspended biology career to better feed myself to each of my three kids.

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