As parents, there's nothing so difficult as standing aside and watching your child fail at something. Whether it's sports or schoolwork, or just taking a harmless tumble, we're always ready to swoop in and provide that extra guidance, support, and help they need in order to ensure they succeed.
But is that "help" actually depriving them of valuable learning experiences? At what point are we ready to allow our kids to fail at things?
My guest on Today's show is Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure-How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Kids can Succeed. She contends that our kids need to experience failure in order to understand and accept frustration and hardship.
She provides a wonderfully fresh outlook on parenting and will change the way you think about how to coach your kids.