“The Gift of Failure” (Harper, $26.99) by Jessica Lahey advises parents to “learn to let go so their children can succeed.”
Lahey over-parenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education. The teacher, mother and columnist advocates assigning chores; explains how to help with homework without taking over; and how to view fights, breakups and silent treatments as opportunities for growth.
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