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

Author: Lahey, Jessica

Publisher: Harper Collins

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$26.99
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The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed : Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children's friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer 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.

Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child's confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don't just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight - important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom.

Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children's failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.


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Family & Relationships   Parenting

ISBN 13:9780062299239
ISBN 10:0062299239
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:272
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.01" h
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