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The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed [Format Kindle]

Jessica Lahey

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“This fascinating, thought-provoking book shows that to help children succeed, we must allow them to fail. Essential reading for parents, teachers, coaches, psychologists, and anyone else who wants to guide children towards lives of independence, creativity, and courage.” (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)

“Instead of lecturing us about what we’re doing wrong, Jessica Lahey reveals what she did wrong with her own children and students -- and how she systematically reformed her ways. A refreshing, practical book for parents who want to raise resilient kids but aren’t sure how to start.” (Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World)

“Lahey offers one of the most important parenting messages of our times: Unless we allow our children to learn how to take on challenges, they won’t thrive in school and in life. Her extremely helpful book tells her story, compiles research, and provides hundreds of doable suggestions.” (Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making)

Présentation de l'éditeur

A manifesto and action plan-in the tradition of Paul Tough'sHow Children Succeedand Wendy Mogel'sThe Blessings of a Skinned Knee-exploring further on Lahey's article inThe Atlantic, "Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail," about why parents must learn to refrain from stepping in anytime children experience disappointments and frustrations so they can learn from life's inevitable mistakes and setbacks and grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.

Although teachers and coaches have long been aware of the detrimental effects overprotective and over-involved parents have on children, the stories teachers exchange these days reveal a whole new level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call from their child to deliver items such as forgotten lunches, forgotten assignments, forgotten uniforms and who demand better grades on the final semester reports. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to the needs and issues of their children, they aren't giving them the chance to experience failure and learn to solve their own problems.

Indeed, this level of overparenting has the potential to ruin a child's confidence and undermine their education. As Lahey points out, teachers don't just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight. These skills may not get assessed on standardized testing, but as children plot their journey into adulthood, they are, by far, the most important life skills they learn in the classroom. Children make mistakes and the educational benefit of suffering consequences is a gift.

The Gift of Failureis a manifesto, an outlet, and a resource for the hundreds of thousands of parents, educators, and psychologists who work to help children succeed. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports-but more importantly, she sets forth a plan for what doesn't come naturally to most of us: stepping back and embracing our children's failures. Lahey argues that year after year her "best" students - the ones who are happiest and successful in their lives - are the students who were held responsible for missteps and challenged to be the best people they could be in the face of their failures. Students need the room to roll with the punches, find their way through the gauntlet of adolescence, and stand firm in the face of the challenges - challenges that have the power to transform today's children into resourceful, competent, and confident adults.


Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 304 pages
  • Editeur : Harper (11 août 2015)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00GLS00LY
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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