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    Hard skills vs. Soft skills? What skills does my child need?

    These days there’s more pressure than ever to set our kids up for “success.” At the same time, there’s discord regarding which skills are the most important. There’s even debate on what we should be calling different subsets of skills or if we should differentiate between skill sets at all! One common quantification is “Hard skills” and “Soft Skills.” Hard skills are defined as “the specific knowledge and abilities required for success in a job” and “soft skills” are “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” Hard skills are much more tangibly measurable and easier to teach, while learning soft skills tends to be…