They talk to them--a lot.

Sociologist Annette Lareau has studied how parents talk to kids.  See
David Brooks article in the
New York Times  March 9, 2006
"It's wrong to say good parents
raise successful kids and bad
parents raise unsuccessful ones.  
The story is more complicated than
that."

--David Brooks
David Brooks writes:

"[Working-class] children, like
their parents,
were easily intimidated by
and pushed around by verbally
dexterous
teachers and doctors...
working-class kids felt
constrained and tongue-tied."
How do upper-class parents prepare
their kids for success in the world?
?
One of the big
differences
between
upper-middle-class
and working-class
 styles of rearing
children is
how much
parents talk
to kids.
Working
class kids
tend to be
more
"relaxed and
vibrant," and
they rarely
whine.
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