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The Secrets of Super Siblings

From left to right, top to bottom: 1. Wojcicki: Janet, Anne and Susan 2. Simmons: Danny, Joseph (Rev Run) and Russell 3. Antonoff: Rachel and Jack 4. Srinivasan: Sri, Srija and Srinija (pictured with their parents and other family members) 5. Dungey: Merrin and Channing 6. Lin: Tan and Maya (with their mother) 7. Rodriguez: Ivelisse, Rebecca and Gina (with their father) 8. Gay: Joel, Roxane and Michael Jr. (with their parents) 9. Emanuel: Zeke, Rahm and Ari
All photos courtesy of the families From left to right, top to bottom: 1. Wojcicki: Janet, Anne and Susan 2. Simmons: Danny, Joseph (Rev Run) and Russell 3. Antonoff: Rachel and Jack 4. Srinivasan: Sri, Srija and Srinija (pictured with their parents and other family members) 5. Dungey: Merrin and Channing 6. Lin: Tan and Maya (with their mother) 7. Rodriguez: Ivelisse, Rebecca and Gina (with their father) 8. Gay: Joel, Roxane and Michael Jr. (with their parents) 9. Emanuel: Zeke, Rahm and Ari

Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here's what they have in common

Every night for 20 years, Gino Rodriguez knelt beside his three daughters’ beds and whispered an incantation. As rats the size of footballs skittered along the floor of the basement apartment on the South Side of Chicago, he repeated the same five words into each girl’s ear as she slept: “I can and I will.” The message was always the same, and the audience was always asleep…

Read the full story at time.com/superfamilies.


This appears in the September 05, 2016 issue of TIME.

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