Originally Posted by Morsetlis
I don't know about you, but we had hot food at our public schools. What did I do when I came home? I cooked for myself, cause mom was working.
A little teaching (to cook) goes a long way.
You try the Cooks Illustrated I recommend to you yet?
From all these posts, I think there's just too many factors that influence the outcome. What it comes down to is how good the parenting skills are, and what a kid's potential is. Sure how much time a parent spend with the kid makes a little bit of a difference, but the best parent in the world with the worst kid in the world is not going to turn out a kid that wants to go to college/etc. And vice versa is true, the best kids in the world paired with the worst parents can turn out all right; they'll just have to put in a lot more effort to make up for what their parent shortchanged them on. I think it's more of a sliding scale than absolutes.