Character comes from adversity, but how do we let our kids fail?

(Republish from Dec 2013) In a talk last week to a committed, involved crowd of Seattle-area parents, educators and counselors (and in his much-buzzed-about book now on The New York TimesBest Seller list) author Paul Tough cautioned against overprotecting children. With well-researched anecdotes and data to support him, Tough sings the benefits of letting children fail. Failure, Tough and other education…
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