[Podcast] How to Embrace Failure With Jess Lahey, Author of "The Gift of Failure" and My High-School English Teacher

How to Embrace Failure With Jess Lahey, Author of
May 11th, 2020
1h 0m 28s

I’m so excited for this episode with Jess Lahey. She was my high school English teacher when I moved to Utah when I was 15 year old. 


In 2015, Jess wrote The Gift of Failure, a New York Times Best Selling book about how parents must let their children fail. Providing a path toward solutions, Jess lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures.

She has a BA in comparative literature and a JD with a concentration on juvenile and education law and hosts a successful podcast, #AmWriting. Her second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, will be released in April 2021.

I’m so excited to reconnect with her to talk about failure, addiction and me as an awkward high school student.

Resources:
The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch

Lindy West: What Happened When I Confronted My Cruellest Troll 

Lindy West on This American Life 

Follow Jess Lahey on Twitter



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