The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
Sara Blakely, billionaire founder of Spanx, is well known for sharing about the uncommon dinner conversation she and her siblings had with her father when growing up. Each day, he would ask his kids what they failed at. And, in his eyes, the only real failure was not failing. Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure, endorses this idea and wrote her book as a call to action for parents everywhere to take a step back and let their kids experience adversity. Explore her real life examples of when these “learning through failure” moments arise and how we can better recognize when to let them happen.
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
The cliché is true: The more connected we become, the more isolated we feel. As Dr. Michele Bora lays out in her new book, UnSelfie, this social isolation is causing us to lose our sense of empathy towards everyone around us. When compared to 30 years ago, studies show teens are 40% less empathetic, and the decline is continuing. Efforts in the social-emotional learning movement are working hard to quell this trend, and Bora is using her expertise to help spread the message to every parent. Discover her nine-step empathy building program and how it might provide insights to you and parents in your community.
Do What You Love: Essays on Uncovering Your Path in Life
Discovering your passions is as much about exploring the world around you as it is exploring the world within. This is true for anyone at any age. As life moments stack up, we can find ourselves viewing the world through lenses we never anticipated looking through. In Henri Junttila’s book, Do What You Love, readers have the opportunity to see how the path toward finding what you love can take many shapes. But, in the end, there are universal elements we can all be aware of as we go through this journey called life.