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What Gen X Gets Right About Parenting

To raise a true prodigy, forget about success

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AtAt around 11:15 p.m. on May 30, all eyes were on the eight competitors still remaining on the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage — the soon-to-be “OctoChamps” who would be crowned joint winners, breaking the record for most competitors to tie for first place and setting off a media frenzy.




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Shalini Shankar

Shalini Shankar

Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at Northwestern U, Author of Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success.

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