“Instead of lecturing us about what we’re doing wrong, Jessica Lahey reveals what she did wrong with her own children and students---and how she systematically reformed her ways. A refreshing, practical book for parents who want to raise resilient kids but aren’t sure how to start.” (―Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World)
“Lahey offers one of the most important parenting messages of our times: unless we allow our children to learn how to take on challenges, they won’t thrive in school and in life. Her extremely helpful book tells her story, compiles research, and provides hundreds of doable suggestions.” (―Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making)
“This fascinating, thought-provoking book shows that to help children succeed, we must allow them to fail. Essential reading for parents, teachers, coaches, psychologists, and anyone else who wants to guide children toward lives of independence, creativity, and courage.” (―Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)
“How can we help our children grow to be resourceful, happy adults? Lahey shows in practical terms how to know what your child is ready for and how to offer support even as you encourage autonomy. A wise, engaging book steeped in scientific research and tempered with common sense.” (―Daniel T. Willingham, PhD, author of Why Don’t Students Like School?)
“Through an artful combination of anecdote and research, Lahey delivers a lesson that moms and dads badly need to learn: that failure is vital to children’s success. Any parent who pines for a saner, more informed approach to childrearing should read this book.” (―Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun)
“Lahey has many wise and helpful words...ones that any parent can and should embrace.” (― Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
Jessica Lahey es educadora, escritora y conferencista. Es profesora de inglés y redacción, corresponsal para el Atlántico, comentarista de la radio pública de Vermont, y escribe la columna "Conferencia Padres-Maestros" para el New York Times. Es autora del libro best seller del Nueva York Times, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. Jessica obtuvo un B.A. en Literatura Comparada de la Universidad de Massachusetts y un J.D. con una concentración en leyes y educación juvenil de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte. Vive en New Hampshire con su esposo y sus dos hijos.