Episode 109: The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey
Failure is the enemy. At least that’s what we’ve been taught. And we in turn teach it to our own kids. But the truth is, failing is a very necessary part of the learning process.
As a society we have come to try to protect our children from failing and disappointment at all costs. Child got a bad grade? Go fight the teacher about it. Blame their efforts (or lack thereof) in the classroom or any other plausible excuse. Just don’t blame your precious little angel.
The challenge is we now have college age adults that are incapable of handling everyday tasks. Even then, many parents are still there handling affairs on their behalf. These are typically loving, well intentioned parents. But the harm being done is difficult to undo.
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