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Think academic success matters most? Rubbish. The idea that school success equals life success is another myth, and one that pits parents against teens.

Still hovering over homework - checking the answers, correcting written work? You may be setting your Good Kid up for failure. Stop now.

"No way," you say. "I stop, grades fall, college of choice fades into the distance."

Harsh reality: Bombing out of college is much more likely for those students who have not learned to manage school without parental monitoring. Better to fail in seventh, eighth, even later than go off to college without the needed self-organizing skills.

But there is another reason to back off pushing only academic success.

When it comes to schoolwork, argues Katherine Gordy Levine, parents need to foster independence and stay focused on what really matters in life. Being kind, caring and mannerly are more then academic success when it comes to living a good life.

This eBook provides you with a fresh take on what you are really dealing with when your child struggles in school as well as tested strategies for letting go so your Good Kid can master not just school, but life.

Katherine Gordy Levine is a certified therapist, mother of two and over a period of 12 years was foster parent to almost 400 troubled teenagers.

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