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The gift of failure : how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed

Lahey, Jessica. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 723 .S29 L34 2015 30775305496144 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062299239
  • ISBN: 0062299239
  • Physical Description: print
    xxvii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: Counsels parents of school-aged children on how to overcome tendencies toward overprotectiveness to allow children to develop independence. --Publisher's description.
Subject: Self-reliance in children
Child rearing United States
Parenting United States
Parental overprotection
Early childhood education United States
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