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First daughter Malia Obama has made her decision to attend Harvard University- but first, she’s taking a year off to work and gain some useful experience before plunging back into academia for four more years.  The “gap year” isn’t new, but when we hear the term we commonly think of privileged rich kids flying daddy’s private jet around the world.

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But the “gap year,” isn’t about playtime, contrary to popular belief. Jeff Johnson explains why we shouldn’t shun the idea, and how we can actually take some tips on guiding our own children in their choices from Malia‘s decision. Click on the audio player to hear him explain more in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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