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

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

Label
The gift of failure : how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed
Title
The gift of failure
Title remainder
how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Lahey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life's inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children's friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children's well-being, they aren't giving them the chance to experience failure -- or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child's confidence and undermine their education. Teachers don't just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight -- important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Lahey lays out a blueprint with advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children's failures
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lahey, Jessica
Dewey number
649/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.S29
LC item number
L35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-reliance in children
  • Resilience (Personality trait) in children
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Child rearing
  • Parenting
  • Parental overprotection
Target audience
adult
Label
The gift of failure : how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed, Jessica Lahey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How I learned to let go -- 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 -- 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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Harper Paperback Edition.
Extent
xxvii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780062299253
Lccn
2014039146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861210075
  • (OCoLC)ocn861210075
  • 967764
Label
The gift of failure : how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed, Jessica Lahey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How I learned to let go -- 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 -- 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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Harper Paperback Edition.
Extent
xxvii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780062299253
Lccn
2014039146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861210075
  • (OCoLC)ocn861210075
  • 967764

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