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The Gift of Failure – How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so their Children Can Succeed

September 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

What’s the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation.

On Wednesday, September 13 at Boulder Country Day School, author and speaker Jessica Lahey will summarize the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure.

Failure used to be an inevitable. Now days helicopter parents deprive their children of this valuable tool. Ms. Lahey will share how they can 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.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Jessica Lahey:

Jessica Lahey ( writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times and is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons and teaches in Vermont.

About Boulder Country Day School:
Boulder Country Day School ( is a top-rated, accredited private school where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.




September 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Boulder Country Day School
4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301 United States
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(303) 527-4931


Boulder Country Day School
(303) 527-4931