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The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey

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Jessica Lahey is an educator, speaker, and writer. She has been an English, Latin, and writing teacher in middle and high school for over a decade, writes the biweekly Parent-Teacher Conference advice column for the New York Times, is a contributing writer at the Atlantic, and appears as a commentator on Vermont Public Radio. Jessica earned a JD 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.

In this episode, she joins us on the show to her ground-breaking and New York Times Best-Selling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed



What We Explore in this Episode:

  • The Connection Between Failure and Success
  • Cultivating Confidence vs. Competence in Children
  • Autonomy, Independence and Connection
  • Short-Term vs. Long-Term in Parenting
  • The Difference Between Focusing on “Process” over “Product”


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