Parenting is arguably the most important responsibility in life. Unfortunately, many parents echo our school systems by teaching children wishful, rather than critical, thinking. Many of us grow up hearing how love makes the world go around, only to discover that love has little to do with it. The problem with wishful thinking is that it leaves our kids vulnerable to predators with street smarts and skills, whether it means applying to their college or career of choice, purchasing their first car or home. While the realities of the world can be cruel, unfair and even sad, making sure your kids are steeped in them is a crucial aspect of their education. In 2018, I wrote a book called Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids. The book became a best-seller and made the cover of Money Magazine the first month it was out. The reason was simple: its based on 30+years of interviews asking self-made millionaires what they teach their kids that the middle class does not. This book upset a lot of people around the world, because it detailed hard, cold facts and debunked the fantasies. Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments. To learn more about Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids, visit

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.