Episode 012 The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey discusses her book "The Gift of Failure" and how it changed her as a parent and a teacher.

We explore how failure makes children better learners and touch on the works of Carol Dweck and Daniel Pink.

The gist is that parents and coaches should allow children more time to learn on their own versus jumping in and solving the problems.

For coaches this might mean asking questions more than just telling them what to do. The latter will be useful in the short run, but it stunts learning in the long run.