What it takes to raise successful kids

Aug 23, 2012

Having lots of money does not make somebody a better parent, but a child with wealthy parents is more likely to go to college, and more likely to have economic opportunity once they become an adult.

If you are a low-income parent and you want your kids to be successful, the numbers are not on your side.

Leatrice Fullerton is one of those parents battling the odds. She has an additional challenge: she's legally blind. That's made it hard to find work since she finished graduate school and earned a masters degree in social work two years ago.

Listen in as Leatrice tells her own story of how she's making it work. She describes how she didn't let her disability get in the way of teaching her daughter to read and what else she thinks will make her kids successful adults.