Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail [repost]

A new study explores what happens to students who aren’t allowed to suffer through setbacks. fail2-top.jpg

Year after year, my “best” students — the ones who are happiest and successful in their lives — are the students who were allowed to fail, held responsible for missteps, and challenged to be the best people they could be in the face of their mistakes.

Reflections from an American teacher on the importance of failure as a vital part of growing up. Lessons of consequences and self-responsibility are in short supply in our contemporary culture of overprotective parenting and the myth of entitlement.

Read the whole article here, and if you’d like to read the full study it is online here

[HT to both DOCANDY and Mary]

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