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President Theodore Roosevelt once said, "To educate a man in mind and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society." You may agree with that sentiment about the importance of morality, but we may be making academic success even more important. And kids feel the pressure.
But where is that pressure to succeed coming from? A new study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education suggests that parents may be piling on the pressure. 80 percent of kids surveyed in the study think their parents emphasize achievement over happiness or compassion.
Rick Weissbourd, lead author of the study, "The Children We Mean to Raise: The Real Messages Adults Are Sending About Values." He's also co-director of Harvard's "Making Caring Common" project, which conducted the study.
This segment aired on July 15, 2014.