I thought this was an interesting artcle.
I wonder why some kids are more vulnerable than others?
I once saw a family of 5 children on tv all accepted to Harvard or MIT or something.
Different constitutions make for different vulnerabilities. Personality plays a part, a large part IMO, in how people, even little people, react to experience. Then you have things like OCD, anxiety problems, predisposition to bipolar and other mental illnesses etc. But even how something like dyslexia is handled by parents and school can make a huge difference in a life.
I am not sure what exactly it is you mean by "hands on" vs "hands off" parenting. Maybe you could elaborate?
As far as your question about the family with 5 kids in top schools, I am not sure what exactly your question is.
As the article explains (although badly) some children are more vulnerable because that is just how they're wired, or what sort of brain chemsistry they inherited.
Actually, I think admission to college is very, very arbitrary.
Hands-off, as in having few expectations of the child
parenting "success" is determined by my own child's happiness.
Is your youngest in full-day school this year?
Well, maybe not ALL 3 yos. But certainly one 3yo named Alex.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett