During this episode of the Vision Driven Mom podcast, Jessica Lahey shares gold nuggets from her book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and the important lessons we can learn alongside our kids when we, as parents, get out of the way.


       What executive functioning is and why it’s crucial to foster these skills during adolescence

       Puberty is so much more than hormones.  The human brain goes through an incredible growth spurt during adolescence

       Middle school is the ideal time to let our kids fail.  Our job during this time is to be there when they screw up.

      Her amazing new book The Addiction Inoculation:  Raising Healthy Kids In A Culture of Dependence 



Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom. Over twenty years, she’s taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington Post the New York Times and various other outlets, and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show. Jessica earned a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

She lives in Vermont with her husband and two sons. Her second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence was released in April 2021.

Website:  http://www.jessicalahey.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jesslahey

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