The WSJ covers the "kindergarten prep" business. Yes, you read that right -- people pay big bucks to make sure their kid gets into KINDERGARTEN.
These "consultants" watch your kid play and interact, then give suggested activities for improvement such as: "encouraging the 4-year-old to speak directly with a waiter to place her own restaurant order" or "handing the money to the cashier at the grocery store to emphasize more natural interaction with adults."
Wow, you couldn't make this up if you tried!
Would YOU pay big bucks for a kindergarten consultant?