September 19 — The Gift of Failure Parent Workshop with author Jessica Lahey
On September 19, Jessica Lahey will address “overparenting” with the helpful authority of a seasoned teacher and the empathetic, often humorous, personal perspective of a mom who has truly been there. Children learn and develop best when they are given autonomy, allowed to feel competent and valued for the content of their character rather than the letters on their report card. She will also provide actionable recommendations to help parents (and the educators that work with them) reframe children’s temporary setbacks as beneficial steps toward lasting, longer-term success. Here is a snippet of what she will discuss…
Five tips for parents from The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
We all want our kids to be well. If we asked you to define well, how would you define it? Physical wellness? Emotional Wellness? Behaving well? We each have our own definition of what it means to be well. Depending on the context, our definition of wellness and our priorities for our children may vary.
One constant is that we want our kids to grow and learn during their childhood. Jessica Lahey offers tips to ensure that growing and learning is at the forefront of parenting:
- Value the process of learning over the product of grades.
- Offer up more support and less control.
- Remember that every rescue is a lesson lost.
- View failure as an opportunity for growth.
- Model intellectual and emotional bravery for kids.
Jessica Lahey is a New York Times Best Selling Author and a renowned speaker. She will bring her expertise to our parent community on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Hubble Middle School. She will expand on the tips listed above while also allowing for a question and answer session at the conclusion of her presentation. This free opportunity is co-sponsored by the Student Excellence Foundation and District 200 and is one that you do not want to miss! Copies of the book will be sold and signed at this event.