Hey, entrepreneurs: Don’t push your kids the way you push yourself
Dr. Lee Hausner is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles, California, USA. She specializes in helping successful families raise resilient, hard-working children. In February 2019, Dr. Hausner was a guest on Kalika Yap’s Wonder podcast. The three-part series reveals practical ways that entrepreneurs can overcome unique challenges in raising their kids.
When Lee Hausner’s daughter moved from the Los Angeles public school system into the one in Beverly Hills, she picked up math right where she left it: in an advanced class. But the new class was much more advanced, and Hausner’s daughter began to flail.
“I need a tutor,” her daughter said. “I’m drowning.”
Many parents, especially type-A, entrepreneurial ones, would have gotten the tutor. Hausner knew better, and she made a call that would have been tough for other high-achieving parents. She took her daughter out of the advanced class and put her in a regular one.