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The Resource The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure

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The Gift of Failure
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The Gift of Failure
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The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking manifesto on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life's inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adultsModern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children's friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children's well being, they aren't giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child's confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don't just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom.Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children's failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed
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Lahey, Jessica
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  • Family & Relationships
  • Nonfiction
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The Gift of Failure
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OVERDRIVE:ac258147-2941-4dbd-9d06-096db5ebf689
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780062299246
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optical disk
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The Gift of Failure
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ac258147-2941-4dbd-9d06-096db5ebf689
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062299246
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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