The Learning is in the Struggle

The Learning is in the Struggle

I wanted to stand up and applaud when the principal of my daughter’s school encouraged the parents to let the kids struggle with their work. At the parent evening he acknowledged that it’s tempting to step in and help, but that the true learning comes from the struggle. When our kids struggle they sometimes succeed and they sometimes fail.

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Using Reflection for a Positive Spin on Parenting

Using Reflection for a Positive Spin on Parenting

It’s easy to hear criticisms of parenting. We hear them in our everyday lives, literally walking down the street, “Do you think your baby is hungry? Is that why she’s crying?” We hear them on the television when reporters highlight the most recent “shocking” story of a parent letting their kid walk to the park or bus stop alone. We can even hear them from our friends who unintentionally (or even intentionally) judge us for allowing our kids to watch too much TV or have a smartphone.

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