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Under the Influence

When conformity works for good

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, my three-year-old really lays it on thick for her big sister. She wears the same clothes, reads the same books, sings the same songs, and even tries to finish her sister’s sentences. I often try to convince my younger kid to think for herself—and she often does—but recently, I stopped myself, realizing how lucky she is to have a kind, compassionate, creative big sibling to walk alongside.

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Evidence-based ways to help children thrive. We continue to make enhancements, so visit again soon!

Grit Playbook

Passion and perseverance for long-term goals

Gratitude Playbook

Appreciating what you’ve been given

Self-Control Playbook

Doing what’s best in the long-run despite short-term temptations

Curiosity Playbook

Wanting to know more

Purpose Playbook

Commitment to making a meaningful contribution to the world

Intellectual Humility Playbook

Recognizing the limitations of your knowledge