Parenting: A pat on the back when you deserve it

Girls need to learn not to undersell themselves, but grow the confidence to own their achievements

In a day or two, the younger of our two daughters would be done with high school for good.

The finish line was in clear sight and all that remained was the graduation ceremony for her class of 330 students at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill's basketball stadium, where each of the three high schools in town would take turns to hold its ceremony.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'A pat on the back when you deserve it'. Print Edition | Subscribe