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Author Lahey, Jessica, author.
Title The gift of failure : how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed / Jessica Lahey.
Pub Info New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
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Edition First edition.
Descript xxvii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Counsels parents of school-aged children on how to overcome tendencies toward overprotectiveness to allow children to develop independence. --Publisher's description.
Contents Introduction: how I learned to let go -- Failure: a most valuable parenting tool. How failure became a dirty word: a brief history of American parenting ; Why parenting for dependence doesn't work: the power of intrinsic motivation ; Less really is more: parenting for autonomy and competence ; Encouragement from the sidelines: the real connection between praise and self-esteem -- Learning from failure: teaching kids to turn mistakes into success. Household duties: laundry as an opportunity for competence ; Friends: accomplices to failure and the formation of identity ; Sports: losing as an essential childhood experience ; Middle school: prime time for failure ; High school and beyond: toward real independence -- Succeeding at school: learning from failure is a team effort. Parent-teacher partnerships: how our fear of failure undermines education ; Homework: how to help without taking over ; Grades: the real value of a low score -- Conclusion: what I've learned from letting go.
Subject Self-reliance in children.
Child rearing -- United States.
Parenting -- United States.
Parental overprotection.
Early childhood education -- United States.
ISBN 9780062299239 (hardback)
0062299239 (hardback)
9780062299253 (paperback)
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