Parents: Letting Your Kids Fail Will Make Their Lives Better
Watching your child suffer in disappointment is never easy but experts say it’s one of the best things you can do for them and their future.
- Hara Estroff Marano (@PsychToday), Editor-At-Large at Psychology Today and author of “A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting”
- Jessica Lahey (@jesslahey), English, Latin, and writing teacher at Crossroads Academy in New Hampshire. Lahey writes about education and parenting for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and on her site, Coming of Age in the Middle.
- Richard Weissbourd, Lecturer in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education; author of “The Parents We Mean To Be, How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development”
- The Atlantic: “The stories teachers exchange these days reveal a whole new level of overprotectiveness: parents who raise their children in a state of helplessness and powerlessness, children destined to an anxious adulthood, lacking the emotional resources they will need to cope with inevitable setback and failure.”
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