Intellectually, we know that kids learn from challenges, and they grow stronger and have more self-confidence when they learn to navigate those challenges. But when you’re actually going through it it’s hard, as a parent, to watch your kid struggle. It’s also hard to identify where the line is between reasonable struggle and a real need for help. In Episode 93 of Edit Your Life, Christine and I share 8 tips for how parents can help kids handle disappointment while not hovering.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting
- Episode 72: Minimalist Parenting
- Episode 91: Taking A Stand Against Hate
- Episode 87: Why Kids Should Get Jobs
- Episode 79: The Joy of Teens & Tweens
- Episode 35: Teaching Kids About Money
- Episode 32: Letting Kids Experience Risk
- 13 Things I Want for My Teenager (Christine wrote this in honor of her daughter, Laurel’s 13th birthday)
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