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Insightful post. Particularly your comments on the 'activities resume' kids can use to get into top universities. Kids can build these resumes to show a manifestation of early leadership skills. Leadership is important and means the difference between whether someone can keep themselves employed if they have other limited job prospects. One note on bullying: while bullying can be counter- productive it can teach kids resilience, self- reliance, alliance building, courage, communication and problem- solving. As sick as it sounds, at some point in life as kids age they may or will encounter bullies so a homeschool curriculum (HSC) that teaches kids to deal with bullying can add value to the HSC curriculum and strengthen the kid. Unfortunately, all societies have some type of bullies. Bullying is best faced squarely and dealt with to minimize it impacts or shut it down. Just a thought.

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