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August 25th 2015:Let Your Child Fail! That's How They Learn

We live in the age of helicopter parents and tiger moms. But, more and more, the evidence shows that by doing everything we can to protect our cherished children from failure we are, in fact, not giving them the tools they need to succeed. In “THE GIFT OF FAILURE: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,” Jessica Lahey offers a powerful manifesto and action plan for parents, educators, and others who are preparing the next generation for the challenges life brings.

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Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey, J.D., is an educator, speaker, and author. She writes about parenting and education for the New York Times and the Atlantic, and is a commentator on Vermont Public Radio. She has also appeared on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, HuffPost Life, and many other media outlets. Jessica earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in juvenile and education law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons.
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