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What is the effect of the parents’ socioeconomic background on their child’s academic achievement?

What a good question and I can only answer it from my point of view for I have not done enough research and it really reminds me of degree type questions…. 😉

I believe that the socioeconomic background has an enormous influence on the child’s academic achievements. We shall leave aside the odd farmer’s son who goes to Harvard if you will! We shall also leave aside the fact that some high IQ children (and thus parents) come from the ruralist areas, thus we shall really talk about the majority of cases.

I think we all have knowledge and a brain to begin with that is NOT the same, we are not all equal and to make everyone fit into a particular mould is wrong – again my view. We can however all shine at various levels, can we not? And I believe it is this that is important here, in life.

In this digital economy that is coming upon us like a tidal wave, we know nothing about anything! This ‘old’ school question is not of the essence of life today. For perhaps things that were of “lower” socioeconomic standing yesterday is of better use tomorrow.

That being said i believe academic achievement is also dinosaur age 😉

Gone are the days of Oxbridge or Ivy leagues or Grandes Ecoles ruling the place, now college dropouts are making things happen – Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, and even my mentor Jay Kubassek & Stuart Ross!!

The really lovely thing about the new digital economy is that it is one of exchange and giving value. The more value you give the bigger the paycheck – that you write yourself, no longer dependent on a boss!!

You are dependent thought on education still – to learn will not go away. And you can learn many different ways so I believe the socioeconomic background of the parents to not really be such an issue as before. Everything will be online, and most importantly it will all depend on YOU and your soul. This has been so neglected of late that any ‘bizarre’ kid will stand their chance, and more 🙂

So I suggest you look up this digital economy stuff on my website and make a new life for yourself – be prepared though to have amazing paradigm shifts!

Enjoy the journey

Bon voyage


How do I play with toddlers?

To play with toddlers is such fun. This is still the age when they think the world of you and you can do no wrong!!!

I think that the 1st place to look is sit down with yourself and wonder what YOU like to do. Make a list of things you love doing:

  1. running
  2. drawing
  3. getting wet
  4. playing with puzzles
  5. cooking
  6. making paper maché
  7. just sticking things on paper calling it art….
  8. Get the idea

Then go to your friendly Google and search how to best do these activities with toddlers.

  • Back in my day the internet non existent in France, I would go to the library to get books HERE I DISCOVERED A TREASURE……….
    • My kids loved to have stories read to them
    • the librarian was so taken aback that she could read 3 books straight (they were 4; 2; breast feeding time!) with out interruptions that we made it often to the library !!! For me it was a lovely time where I was free to do just reading in the library not even in the same room – Bliss.

So sometimes you find things that really work whilst searching –

one last thing – really enjoy these moments with them – gratitudes a gazillion times for they go by so fast.

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