Steph interviews Laura Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy, a revolutionary design for K-12 learning. Acton is dedicated to inspiring each child to see life as a Hero’s Journey, where someone with curiosity and character can find a ‘calling’ and foster a true love of learning. Steph shares examples of how the transition out of public school to Acton Academy has significantally impacted her children’s happiness and education. They discuss how children can embrace heroism versus victimhood, the importance of failure, why grades and homework aren’t required for success, and skills kids actually need to thrive in the modern world. They offer tools for all parents to consider and practice in their house to help their kids build resilience. You’ll walk away with a new perspective on early education that offers the child more agency, joy, and independence.