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We need to be concerned with the condition of their hearts.

If we focus on raising children of authentic good character and well-developed consciences; if we instill a moral code that identifies good and evil and teaches right from wrong; if we promote the obligation of stewardship of the gifts and talents they are given; and if we frame these lessons in the context of a deep and abiding faith in God, we’re much more likely to raise human beings with the capacity for genuine happiness and unlimited success.

Who knows? They might even get into Harvard anyway.

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