As the college admissions arms race continues to escalate, with admissions rates at top colleges continuing to plummet, the pressure on students to be perfect also continues to escalate. While this situation obviously results in higher stress, negatively impacting students emotionally and physically, it also hinders the development of skills that will be necessary for them to thrive in a competitive world. In this presentation we will focus on ways that parents can help their children focus on personal growth and shed the burden of perfectionism.

This session is most appropriate for public, private or home schooled young people ages 10 and up, and their guardians. Teachers, school administrators, and school board members would benefit from this discussion, as well.


Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.

Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.