Do you rush your son’s lunch to school when he forgets it? Have you called your daughter’s teacher to urge her teacher to raise a B to an A? This is a message that many parents have been secretly waiting to hear– we need to stop protecting our kids from failure so they can can develop the competence and confidence that comes from solving their own problems. We talk to New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey about her new book, The Gift of Failure, How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
The Parents Phrase Book author Whit Honea joins to plead with teachers and schools to consider the value of homework.