Jessica Lahey breaks down Autonomy-Supportive Parenting and how to empower our kids by letting them fail

Episode 21

Such a great conversation!

Jessica Lahey is smart and funny and real when it comes to talking straight up about how we rob our kids of their future when we protect the from failure…

It doesn’t matter if they are in the sandbox or a high school classroom, our kids only learn the tools for relationship, empathy and resiliency when we (parents) allow them the gift of discomfort, making mistakes and yes, failure.

Listen in to this candid conversation and consider where you could pull back a bit, where you could allow your kids a little bit more room to learn from their missteps, to own when they’ve hurt someone, to problem solve it when they’ve left their homework or lunch at home (again!)…

We all love our kids, we want them to grow into the fullest, best versions of themselves, sometimes that requires us to back off and let them figure some things out…  You may be surprised by just how capable they are!


The book: The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
The article in the Atlantic that started it all: Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail
Why Back to School Night Made Me Feel Like a Bad Mom
Glennon Doyle Melton on 
How to Raise and Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
The Price of Priviledge by Madeline Levine

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