"Good Night Moon" and the Interview
The ubiquitous interview question, "Tell me about yourself." is one where a child who has been read to growing up will have an advantage. The typical response to this question is a monotone summary in bullet point form of the new graduate's very limited experience. Which of course the interviewer already knows since he or she is holding the resume when they ask this question. Additionally, this flat rendition will not stick in the interviewer's mind when he is trying to decide which candidates will proceed to the next stage. Compare this to the young man who confidently shares a defining moment in his life with the interviewer and does so with a bit of drama and flair.
On top of all of the benefits listed above, my son and daughter will have the knowledge that Mommy or Daddy spent those fifteen to twenty minutes with them each night and those were moments that were exclusively theirs with no TV or phones or other siblings to interfere. The feelings of security and confidence that children develop when they know they are loved are invaluable.