Han Solo may have gotten the princess and light-sabered his way to heroism, but his parenting skills didn’t win any awards.
While superheroes rushing to the rescue may bring in box office accolades, that behavior backfires for parents who want our kids to succeed in a challenging galaxy.
New York Times Parenting blogger Jessica Lahey points to research that most of our kids’ inability to deal with failure, and therefore succeed, stems from our generation’s unwillingness to step away from our kids.
Helicopter parent. Raising my hand right here. Guilty. I did once practically bribe other kids to come to my daughter’s birthday party.
To give children the skills they need to fail successfully (yes, that’s a thing), parents need less Han and more Obi-Wan – watch, listen, dialog, model. Your young jedi will thank you some day for teaching him how to deal with failure effectively using these 10 ways –