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Parents: Letting Your Kids Fail Will Make Their Lives Better27:45

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Watching your child suffer in disappointment is never easy but experts say it's one of the best things you can do for them and their future.



  • The Atlantic: "The stories teachers exchange these days reveal a whole new level of overprotectiveness: parents who raise their children in a state of helplessness and powerlessness, children destined to an anxious adulthood, lacking the emotional resources they will need to cope with inevitable setback and failure."

This segment aired on February 7, 2013.

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