The Importance of Allowing Teens to Fail with Jessica Lahey

//The Importance of Allowing Teens to Fail with Jessica Lahey

The Importance of Allowing Teens to Fail with Jessica Lahey

 

In this episode, Roy talks with New York Times best-selling author, Jessica Lahey. Roy and Jessica discuss her groundbreaking and controversial book, The Gift of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

Jessica’s experience as an educator led her to write a book about how perfectionism and the desire to be everything to everyone leads young people to become more anxious and apathetic about learning. Jessica and Roy also discuss how young people see success and the damage adults do when predicating love of children on school performance. Jessica offers concrete strategies that parents can use to help themselves and their children face, embrace, and then move on from failure.

Roy has established Today’s Teenager as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality resources to help adults understand, reach and influence teens.

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About the Author:

Roy Petitfils is a licensed counselor, award-winning author, speaker and internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. You can find him giving TedTalks about communication with teens and on his podcast Today's Teenager.