My friend, Ali, sent me this great parenting article from The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/how-to-land-your-kid-in-therapy/8555/
I am often tempted to save my kids from the pain and consequences of their actions. It’s hard for me to make my son hand over his allowance money to repair the drawer he broke during a temper tantrum. I hate seeing the look on my daughter’s face when her siblings get in the swimming pool without her because she chose to procrastinate on her homework.
I was grateful for this author’s illustrations of why exposure to failure and struggle is so important to my kids’ development.