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Jessica Lahey presents "The Gift of Failure"

  • Milton High School 25 Gile Road Milton, MA, 02186 United States (map)

NYT bestseller Jessica Lahey presenting, "The Gift of Failure" on Tuesday March 26 at 6:30pm in the MHS auditorium. Over her twenty years as a middle and high school teacher, Lahey began to suspect that the way we parent children has a direct impact on their motivation, learning, resilience, and the development of obsessive perfectionism and performance anxiety. A deep dive into the research bore this hypothesis out, and resulted in the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

Jessica offers practical advice for fostering deep, meaningful learning by offering kids more autonomy at home and in school, helping them feel more competent, and strengthening parent-child and teacher-student relationships.