Failure

How Dads can have the courage to let their grow through Failure!

Fear of Failure can be crippling.  But don’t think this only applies to kids.  Parents increasingly seem to have a fear of their own kids failing.  In her book, The Gift of Failure:  How the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed, Jessica Lahey tackles this issue head on and in great detail.

 

“Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted 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. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.”  Amazon.com.

 

On the Podcast

 

As we discuss in our interview, Jessica has spent years as a professional educator and gone through stacks of research to reach the conclusions in her book.  She lays out easy to read, digestible chapters of valuable and ready to apply tools, tactics and advice that can help fathers avoid serious problems.  In Layey’s experience the problems are rarely with the kids themselves.   It lies in the overprotective helicopter parenting styles that have become popular in recent years.  By being subject to a fear of failure for their kids, parents fall into the pitfall of taking away opportunities for their children to grow and develop their own sense of confidence through competence.  This disastrous combination leaves our children without the tools to be be able to conquer uncertainty, successfully take on risk and grow into confident and productive adults.

 

Jessica neatly breaks down these observations and provides a path to success for parents to have the confidence to let their kids fail, and grow from it.

 

Join us as we discuss how she discovered these ideas, and how you too can apply them to your child’s life.

 

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