The PedsDocTalk Podcast
66: The Gift of Failure-Learning to Let Go So Our Children Can Succeed
April 28, 2021
Dr. Mona Amin
I welcome back Jessica Lahey to discuss her New York Times Bestselling Book, "The Gift of Failure: Learning to Let Go so our children can succeed."
We discuss the following (and so much more):
- Why is society so fixated on points and scores rather than the actual process of learning?
- What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators and why are they important?
- What is the difference between autonomy and independence?
- What other options do you have if you don’t bribe, nag, or impose punishment in order to get kids to do what we want them to do?
For more about Jessica Lahey and her work, visit
https://www.jessicalahey.com/ or follow her on Instagram @teacherlahey