Raising Self-Reliant Children
Educator & Author
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
“Modern parenting,” says educator, author, and journalist, Jessica Lahey, “is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge report card disappointments and mastermind their children’s friendships.” But rescuing children from even small failures hurts them in the long run, she believes.
A contributor to The Atlantic, and author of The New York Times column, The Parent-Teacher Conference, Ms. Lahey offered practical strategies to help parents and teachers, as they support what children in our over-scheduled culture truly need: autonomy, self-sufficiency and resilience.