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Nonfiction Book Club: The Gift of Failure

Nonfiction Book Club: The Gift of Failure

Our book for April is:

The Gift of Failure How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

This groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointments and frustrations that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.

Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey 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. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed. Please join us for a lively discussion of the book.

Those who have not read the book are welcome to join us and listen to the discussion.

Friday, April 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room A
Fremont Main Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Book Clubs  
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