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Parents: Letting Your Kids Fail Will Make Their Lives Better

Take my hand. (Stephanski/Flickr)

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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.

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  • 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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