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2. When your 12-year-old needs to create a science project and diorama for school, you:

Encourage him come to you when he needs supplies and a bit of guidance, but otherwise let him figure it out on his own.

Allow him to work it out himself, but end up staying up all night with him – and doing all the coloring within the lines, yourself – to finish it in time.

Do it yourself. He needs to get an A, and his work is always sloppy. Plus there's a prize for the best project.


Do nothing. It's his project, not yours.



 
 
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