The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jessica Lahey
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The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Author: Jessica Lahey

Narrator: Jessica Lahey

Unabridged: 7 hr 46 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 08/11/2015

Genre: Family & Relationships - Education

Synopsis

Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents now rush to school to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher, journalist, and parent Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well-being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.Everywhere she turned, Lahey saw an obvious and startling fear of failure—in both her students and her own children. This fear has the potential to undermine children’s autonomy, competence, motivation, and their relationships with the adults in their lives. Providing a clear path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most important, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s setbacks along with their success.

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