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Column: 14 conversations to have before your kid starts high school: One author’s wise, but never scolding, advice.

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“Remember that, statistically speaking, few of us can rely on our family pedigree and accompanying social connections, inheritances or enterprises to pave our paths in life,” Icard writes. “Most of us have to look outside the family unit for ways to ensure our future happiness and livelihood. … Middle schoolers intuitively understand this and begin exploring how to connect with, and be accepted by, people outside of their families in ways that may seem extreme to you, but do serve a developmental purpose.”

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