Seeing our kids struggle is HARD–but the long game involves supporting them through mistakes and even failures in the pursuit of raising kids who take (appropriate) risks and can advocate for themselves competently and autonomously.
In this month’s Voices interview Meagan chats with teacher, author, and mom Jessica Lahey about the connection between overparenting and academic learning, when the slippery slope of helicopter parenting really begins, and what parents can do at every stage to support kids’ tolerance for mistakes and the discomfort that necessarily accompanies growth and learning.
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Links mentioned in this episode:
- The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed (affiliate link)
- JessicaLahey.com – where you can find Jess’s speaking schedule and more about her book
- #AmWriting with Jess & KJ – Jess’s podcast for writers and creatives
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