You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Buying Options

Kindle Price: $11.39
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
The Gift of Failure by [Lahey, Jessica]
Kindle App Ad

The Gift of Failure Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$11.39

Length: 304 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Find your next great read with Kindle Unlimited
Check out Cosy Winter Fiction reads, Cookery and more with this month's featured titles, now available to read for $0.00. Browse this month's selection.

Product description

Review

"Beautifully written, deeply researched, this is the one book we all need to read if we want to instil the next generation with confidence and joy." Susan Cain, author of Quiet. "Essential reading for anyone who wants to guide children towards lives of independence, creativity and courage." - Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. "Instead of lecturing us about what we're doing wrong, Jessica Lahey reveals what she did wrong with her own children and students - and how she systematically reformed her ways. A refreshing, practical book for parents who want to raise resilient kids but aren't sure where to start." - Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World.

Product Description

We are the generation that invented over-parenting. For all our best intentions to protect our children from tripping up - rushing to school to deliver forgotten lunches, or correcting their homework to ensure they gain top marks - we are in danger of depriving them of the most important lessons of childhood.

As Jessica Lahey demonstrates, disappointments, rejections and criticism are actually opportunities in disguise. Again and again, the students from her classes who have gone on to become the happiest and most successful adults are the ones who were allowed to suffer the consequences of their mistakes.

In this fascinating book, packed with case studies and practical advice, Lahey proposes a gentle but vital shift in the way we parent. She urges us to step back and trust our children, and allow them to experience the joy of succeeding on their terms rather than ours.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 770 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books (3 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y7A06WQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

1 customer review

5.0 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews

25 August 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
kelly grant
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read for parents with kids any age, and even grandparents
4 April 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
marhalpai
3.0 out of 5 starsMakes sense.
8 August 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
2 people found this helpful