“We need to become velvet bricks,” Elmore says, “soft on the outside and hard on the inside and allow children to fail while they are young in order to succeed when they are adults.”
Maybe not the best quote to start with but I thought it would evoke an interesting response! The article in the Huffington Post made a case for the reality of what we thought was kindness in raising a generation (maybe more than one generation), and instead did a great dis-service for more kids than not. A very interesting article indeed, with some lively comments! I am assuming a wide range of ages that have read this blog. I would love to hear readers’ opinions on this subject. What do you think?
Read the full article “Are We Raising A Generation Of Helpless Kids?”