Stop Making Everything Perfect for Your Kid

Children need to fail sometimes

susan.speer
Forge

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Photo: Theo Heimann/Getty Images

TThere was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk, as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him that, as the child’s father, he’s the only one who gets to tell his kid what to do. If the…

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susan.speer
Forge

Communication & Brand Strategist, freelance writer. Clients pay me to do stuff. You get the loose change.